TWO CHINESE TRANSITIONAL BLUE AND WHITE PORCELAIN JARS AND COVERS, MID-SEVENTEENTH CENTURY.Est. $3,000-$5,000
Sold: $2,880 ($2,400)
The first painted on one side with a Qilin seated in a garden and on the other side with a phoenix in flight; the second painted on one side with a four-toed dragon and fiery pearl emerging from clouds, all within leaf-shaped panels reserved on a cracked-ice ground. Heights 12 ½ and 12 ¾ inches.
Provenance: The first bearing a label printed “c. 1640 salvaged by Capt. M. Hatcher from the South China Seas H & H 1985.”