A rare fruit meiping Ming porcelain vase decorated in underglaze blue. Yongle period 1403–1424. H. 29 cm.
A rare fruit meiping Ming porcelain vase decorated in underglaze blue with various fruits such as peach, pomegranate, crab apple, leychee, loquat and cherry, between double-line borders, the shoulders draped by a band of pendent lotus lappets. The foot skirted by a band of upright overlapping palm leaves. Yongle period 1403–1424. H. 29 cm.
Provenance: Director Tage Wøldike Schmith, East Asiatic Company, posted in China in the 1930s
Tage Wøldike Schmith born in 1915 died in 2010. WS joined EAC in 1933, and after his employment there, he was sent to the Far East to serve in the company's different branches. In 1946 he was branch manager in Tientsin in China and in 1964 he was appointed managing director of the EAC.
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Oriental sale, 30 November 2016
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