Refined gathering II—selection of marchant and Japanese collection of ming porcelain

5355 | Xuande period,(1426-1435 AD) A VERY RARE BLUE AND WHITE‘FLORAL’TANKARD

A VERY RARE BLUE AND WHITE‘FLORAL’TANKARD

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Size: H13.4cm

Signed and dated: Xuande period,(1426-1435 AD)

Estimate: No Reserve

Final Price: RMB 13,500,000

Published
• Helen D. Ling and E.T.Chow in The Collection of Chinese Ceramics from the Pavilion of Ephemeral Attainment,Vol.I,p.38
• Regina Krahl Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyintang Collection Volume Two,no.674,pp. 62/3
• Marchant in exhibition,Important Chinese Porcelain from Private Collections,2012,no. 3,pp,12-15
Xuande Six-Character Mark
PROVENANCE
• Formerly in the collection of Edward T. Chow
• Formerly in the collection of J.M. Hu
• Sotheby’s New York,4th June 1985,no,2,
• Formerly in the Meiyintang Collection
•Sotheby’s Hong Kong,7th April 2011,no. 53
• The S Marchant & Son,no.S2521

An imperial porcelain blue and white tankard of middle-eastern metal work form,painted on the body in a continuous flower scroll with alternating lotus and hibiscus blooms,buds and stylised leaves between petal borders and beneath a single rib and grooved band of upright petals on the cylindrical neck with evenly spaced blue speckles on the rim; the loop-shaped handle with projecting knob painted with a classic scroll and aster flowerhead on the ruyi-shaped strap.