Property from an English family collection
A rare Ming-style blue and white moonflask, bianhu
Finely painted on the convex sides of the body with a medallion enclosing a brocade design emanating from a central star shaped panel enclosing a lotus blossom encircled by further panels with foliage, lotus scrolls, lozenges and crashing waves, the shoulders painted with pink and lotus sprays, below the handles with lappet terminals rising to the globular garlic-shaped mouth with lappet panels, all supported on a spreading foot with lappet and floral patterns.
24.5cm (9½in) high.
- Please note that there is an amendment to the provenance and footnote of this lot
It has been pointed out to us that there is a short horizontal glaze line along an original firing imperfection at the join of the body to the foot.
The moonflask is available for inspection.