A BLUE AND WHITE 'FIGURAL' MUSTARD POT, MING DYNASTY, CHONGZHEN PERIOD
2,600 - 3,500 USD
A BLUE AND WHITE 'FIGURAL' MUSTARD POT
MING DYNASTY, CHONGZHEN PERIOD
Height 4¾ in., 12 cm
The handle with characteristic fritting scattered throughout, and with a drill hole adjacent to the upper terminal of the handle, suggesting that it was previously mounted. Also with a small flake chip to the splayed foot, and a short stained hairline to the rim. Overall with minor wear to the surface, and minor firing imperfections.The base inscribed with black ink 'C96'. As illustrated in the catalogue, cover lacking.
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Collection of Anthony du Boulay.
Bonhams London, 10th November 2003, lot 21.
Collection of Roy Louis Byrnes (1924-2019), and thence by descent.