Chinese Ming Dynasty square plant pot. Sturdily potted in a squared body, steep sides supported the flared rim further to the wide opening, raised on splayed foot base. The body decorated in subtle blue underglazed hand painting depicted a ascending dragon and descending phoenix borne amidst dense of flower and scrolling twigs. The rim banded with scrolling tendrils motif. Mark on rim, six underglazed blue script -KaiShu- characters, JiaJing Reign Period of Great Ming.
Dimensions: Tallest in set: 8-1/4" H x 10-3/8" W
From The Private Collections of Jean-Pierre Bradley. This special group of items were bought from an estate sale, the consignors were told that these items came from the first wife (pictured) of Jean-Pierre Bradley. Born in France and left in 1936 to become a long time resident from Georgia. A graduate of MIT in Electrical engineering was recruited to be involved in the initial planning of the first US ICBM. Throughout his life he had the opportunity to travel extensively . His travels led him to many foreign countries where he would buy treasures for his beloved wife. These items are believed to be a small part of the treasures he invested in. The Jean-Pierre Bradley's collections can be found from Lot-133 through Lot-174.