Chinese Blue and White Porcelain "Fish" Vase
possibly Ming Dynasty, Jiajing period (1521-1567), of baluster form and heavily potted, having a short neck with slightly flared lip, decorated to the exterior with four fish amid various marine-plant life, and lotus sprays, the foot encircled with a border of stylized waves, the shoulders with floral lappets, the neck with scrolling floral design, the base unglazed.
h. 14", dia. 10-1/2"
Provenance: Purchased from the Estate of Mrs. Eben Richards, Washington, D.C., 1990.
Previously acquired through Sydney Moss, July 10, 1970.
With an M. H. Soames Collection sticker to base.
Exhibited: Paper exhibition labels for Royal Academy of Arts, London, International Exhibition of Chinese Art 1935-36, and Oriental Ceramic Society Exhibition 1952, #168.