A blue and white sleeve vase Transitional Period, mid 17th century

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Lot 316
A blue and white sleeve vase
Transitional Period, mid 17th century

Sold for £ 20,000 (US$ 27,480) inc. premium

Asian Art

19 Feb 2014, 10:30 GMT

London, Knightsbridge

A blue and white sleeve vase
Transitional Period, mid 17th century
The slender, gently tapering cylindrical body painted in bright tones of cobalt blue with a continuous scene of a group of gentlemen, bannermen and a military attendant gathered before a kneeling figure, holding a palm leaf fan in one hand, the other resting against the trunk of a tree, in a riverside garden of a pavilion, amongst bamboo, rockwork and pine, the reverse with stylised swirling clouds, the neck with a band of pendant leaves, above an incised floral band to the shoulder.
41cm (16.1/8in) high.
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