CHINESE TRANSITIONAL BLUE AND WHITE PORCELAIN WINE URN, SET OF EIGHT WINE CUPS, AND SET OF NINE WINE OR TEABOWLS, FIRST HALF SEVENTEENTH CENTURY.

Est. $600-$800
Sold: $4,680 ($3,900)

The urn painted with four panels of cranes, height 5 ⅛ inches; the wine cups with lotus petal and cloud scroll borders; the bowls banded in blue, Chenghua six-character marks in underglaze-blue. Together with a matching miniature blue-banded bowl, seven blue and white ‘Scholar and Rock’ bowls, small landscape bowl and two stem cups, one depicting a dragon chasing the fiery pearl, various marks. (29)

Provenance: The eight cups and nine bowls, “Fine and Important Late Ming and Transitional Porcelain, The Property of Captain M. Hatcher,” Christie’s Amsterdam, June 12-13, 1984, six cups and seven bowls bearing labels; two ‘Scholar’ bowls, “c. 1640 salvaged by Capt. M. Hatcher from the South China Seas H & H 1985” labels; two small bowls, “The Private Collection of Captain M. Hatcher,” Christie’s Amsterdam, February 14, 1985.

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