Lot 180 , A rare Chinese doucai lotus flower jar, Wanli six character mark and probably of the period, (1573-1619), H. 9.5cm, D. 10.8cm, later
A rare Chinese doucai 'lotus flower' jar, Wanli six character mark and probably of the period, (1573-1619), of squat baluster form, painted in underglaze blue with a repeating design of lotus flowers and scrolling tendrils enamelled in green, within lappeted borders and yellow enamel lines, H. 9.5cm, D. 10.8cm, later wood stand and cover
There is an old Japanese style gilt filled repair to a large section of the rim of the jar, there is some scratching and wear to the glaze consistent with age and use, there is a visible slightly stained hairline crack running approximately one third of the circumference of the jar along the luting line - visible on the exterior and slightly visible on the interior. There is a short hairline crack to the shoulder through the lapetted border and some scratching to the glaze on the interior, otherwise in reasonable condition, the wood stand is missing a foot.
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Sold for £29,000