Lot 102
  • 102

AN EXTREMELY RARE AND IMPORTANT BLUE AND WHITE MIDDLE-EASTERN INSPIRED STAND, WUDANGZUN MING DYNASTY, YONGLE PERIOD

Estimate
20,000,000 - 30,000,000 HKD
Sold
23,575,000 HKD
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Description

inspired by a Middle Eastern metal prototype, well potted with a hollow, waisted cylindrical body centred by a raised horizontal rib, flaring gently towards the top and bottom to an everted rim and foot, the exterior boldly painted in rich cobalt-blue tones with two horizontal bands, each with calligraphic Arabic script interlaced with meandering foliate scrollwork and two roundels enclosing a flower wreathed by a leafy meander, divided by a lappet band encircling the raised rib on the waist, all below stylised florets alternating with detached floral sprays on the underside of the rim, the decoration divided by double-line borders, the flat top of the rim and the foot painted with radiating lotus lappets, covered overall in a transparent bluish glaze save for an unglazed ring on the base revealing the buff-coloured body
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