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A large blue and white 'lotus' jar, Ming dynasty, Wanli (1572-1620).

30 000 - 50 000 SEK
2 650 - 4 420 EUR
2 820 - 4 700 USD
Hammer price
80 000 SEK
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Cecilia Nordström
Cecilia Nordström
Head Specialist Asian Ceramics and Works of Art, European Ceramics and Glass
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A large blue and white 'lotus' jar, Ming dynasty, Wanli (1572-1620).

Of lobed octofoil shape, decorated in underglaze blue with a continuous lotus scroll. Height 18.5 cm.

Fritting to rim.


Property of a private Finnish Collection.

The collection was formed between 1980-2020, the collector has had an interest in China and Chinese Works of Art since childhood, growing up in Beijing. He returned to China in grownup years for work, he came to live in China altogether more than 40 years. His love of China, and Chinese works of art is mirrored in the collection and being an academic collector, he never got tired of learning more about the subject by studying literature, attending lectures, visiting museums, auction houses and befriending curators from Peking, Hong Kong, London, Paris, and Stockholm. The collection consists of both Chinese ceramics and textiles, This being part 1.

Purchased at Christies, June 8 2006, Sale no 8785, lot no 654.

Marked with label from S. Marchant & Son. London, W.S.

Marked with Lable from Bluett & Son, London.

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