23rd Jun, 2022 10:00 EST

Collect: Asian Arts

 
  Lot 33
 

33

Two Chinese blue and white porcelain jars and one bowl
Kangxi period and later

The tallest jar decorated with Daoist scenes against diaper ground; the shorter jar of globular shape, depicting scholars among landscapes, with stylized leaf mark in double circle to the underside; the bowl painted with meiren playing chess or a guqin, underside with six-character Xuande mark.

H(tallest): 10 1/4 in.

PROVENANCE:

Property from the collection of Mr. Norman Potter, the shorter landscape jar acquired prior to February 10, 1967; the other jar and the bowl acquired prior to December 28, 1970
Thence by descent

Sold for $20,160
Estimated at $2,000 - $3,000


 

The tallest jar decorated with Daoist scenes against diaper ground; the shorter jar of globular shape, depicting scholars among landscapes, with stylized leaf mark in double circle to the underside; the bowl painted with meiren playing chess or a guqin, underside with six-character Xuande mark.

PROVENANCE:

Property from the collection of Mr. Norman Potter, the shorter landscape jar acquired prior to February 10, 1967; the other jar and the bowl acquired prior to December 28, 1970
Thence by descent

NOTE:

Norman Stanley Potter (1926–1970) was a collector with wide-ranging interests who developed an eye for classical arts and built a collection of Asian art, antiquities, and early European art. Born to Polish immigrants in New York City, Potter began his self-edification in the arts during his youth while exploring the Metropolitan Museum of Art. As a prominent mathematician and engineer, he participated in the Manhattan Project and later was a designer of complex defense systems. Together with his wife, the abstract artist Berne Potter, he was active in the art and antique worlds of New York and became friends with important gallerists and collectors, including Julius Carlebach and Melvin Gutman of Cole Galleries, Ltd., New York.

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