NINE CHINESE LATE MING BLUE AND WHITE ‘KRAAK’ AND TRANSITIONAL PORCELAIN WARES, FIRST HALF SEVENTEENTH CENTURY.Est. $800-$1,200
Sold: $52,800 ($44,000)
Comprising a Dehua blanc-de Chine cylindrical censer on ruyi bracket feet; two betel boxes; a vase painted with alternating flower vases and rockwork; two bowls in the shape of a lotus flower; two circular boxes and covers, each cover painted with a lingzhi fungus; and a tray depicting a herd of horses, seal mark in underglaze-blue. Height of vase 7 ⅛ inches.
Provenance: The censer, “c. 1640 salvaged by Capt. M. Hatcher from the South China Seas H & H 1985;” one betel box, “JAMES BOURLET #16;” the vase, “East & Orient Company, lot 67, 1 pc.;” one lotus bowl, “The Private Collection of Captain M. Hatcher,” Christie’s Amsterdam, February 14, 1985, each bearing a label.