The property of a Gentleman
A rare small Ming-style blue and white moonflask, bianhu
Of flattened circular form rising from a flat slightly-recessed base with cylindrical neck flanked by two bracket handles, decorated to each side with a pair of magpies perched on blossoming branches, all below a band of stylised tendrils at the shoulder and a single sprig on bamboo on either side of the neck, the handles detailed with scrolls, fitted box.
18.2cm (7¼in) high. (2).