CHINESE TRANSITIONAL BLUE AND WHITE PORCELAIN WINE POT, MID-SEVENTEENTH CENTURY.

Est. $1,500-$2,500
Sold: $960 ($800)

Of barrel form, painted on either side with a bird perched on a branch issuing from flowers and rockwork, one side with a bird in flight, the neck surrounded by a border of formal floral scrolls, the handle and spout with stylized clouds, the cover reserved with lotus scrolls, fu mark in underglaze-blue. Height 7 inches.

Provenance: “Fine and Important Late Ming and Transitional Porcelain, The Property of Captain M. Hatcher,” Christie’s Amsterdam, June 12-13, 1984, bearing label.

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