A rare Ming Dynasty vase that had been used as a doorstop in a New York home has sold for $1.3 million at auction. The blue and white moon flask was auctioned Wednesday at Sotheby’s sale of Chinese works of art. Its presale estimate was $600,000 to $900,000.  The piece had been in the same family collection for decades. The auction house said the family decided to sell it after seeing a similar piece in a Sotheby’s advertisement.  The owner did not wish to be identified.

A rare Ming Dynasty vase that had been used as a doorstop in a New York home has sold for $1.3 million at auction. The blue and white moon flask was auctioned Wednesday at Sotheby’s sale of Chinese works of art. Its presale estimate was $600,000 to $900,000. The piece had been in the same family collection for decades. The auction house said the family decided to sell it after seeing a similar piece in a Sotheby’s advertisement. The owner did not wish to be identified.

A RARE BLUE AND WHITE MOONFLASK MING DYNASTY, YONGLE PERIOD - Sotheby's

A RARE BLUE AND WHITE MOONFLASK MING DYNASTY, YONGLE PERIOD - Sotheby's

A CHINESE BLUE AND WHITE BALUSTER JAR AND COVER KANGXI (1662-1722) painted with prunus branches on a 'cracked ice' ground. Rim of cover ground.

A CHINESE BLUE AND WHITE BALUSTER JAR AND COVER KANGXI (1662-1722) painted with prunus branches on a 'cracked ice' ground. Rim of cover ground.

A BLUE AND WHITE 'ROSETTE' MOONFLASK, BIANHU MING DYNASTY, YONGLE PERIOD

A BLUE AND WHITE 'ROSETTE' MOONFLASK, BIANHU MING DYNASTY, YONGLE PERIOD

OUTSTANDING BLUE AND WHITE MOONFLASK MING DYNASTY, YONGLE PERIOD. Modeled after a Middle Eastern metal prototype, elegantly potted with a flattened spherical body with two domed sections, either ying-yang side centered with a medallion radiating an eight-pointed starburst, surmounted by a waisted neck and a small bulb-shaped mouth, flanked by a pair of gracefully arched handles, all raised on a low oval foot, the cobalt blue of a brilliant tone with characteristic 'heaping and piling' 29.5…

OUTSTANDING BLUE AND WHITE MOONFLASK MING DYNASTY, YONGLE PERIOD. Modeled after a Middle Eastern metal prototype, elegantly potted with a flattened spherical body with two domed sections, either ying-yang side centered with a medallion radiating an eight-pointed starburst, surmounted by a waisted neck and a small bulb-shaped mouth, flanked by a pair of gracefully arched handles, all raised on a low oval foot, the cobalt blue of a brilliant tone with characteristic 'heaping and piling' 29.5…

CHINESE CERAMICS FROM AN IMPORTANT PRIVATE COLLECTION A blue and white ‘phoenix’ vase, yuhuchunping Yuan dynasty

CHINESE CERAMICS FROM AN IMPORTANT PRIVATE COLLECTION A blue and white ‘phoenix’ vase, yuhuchunping Yuan dynasty

Blue-and-White with Dragon and Wave Design | Ming Dynasty |Yongle Period, 1403-1424 |  h.45.0cm | Gift of SUMITOMO Group|The Museum of Oriental Ceramics,Osaka

Blue-and-White with Dragon and Wave Design | Ming Dynasty |Yongle Period, 1403-1424 | h.45.0cm | Gift of SUMITOMO Group|The Museum of Oriental Ceramics,Osaka

Blue and White Chinese Porcelain | blue and white porcelain huqqa base for the Indian market, China ...

Blue and White Chinese Porcelain | blue and white porcelain huqqa base for the Indian market, China ...

A BLUE AND WHITE ‘DRAGON’ VASE, YUHUCHUNPING, YUAN DYNASTY, the pear-shaped body rising from a spreading foot to a tall waisted neck flaring at the rim, freely painted to the exterior with a three-clawed dragon chasing a flaming pearl, the interior rim encircled by a foliate band, 28.8cm

A BLUE AND WHITE ‘DRAGON’ VASE, YUHUCHUNPING, YUAN DYNASTY, the pear-shaped body rising from a spreading foot to a tall waisted neck flaring at the rim, freely painted to the exterior with a three-clawed dragon chasing a flaming pearl, the interior rim encircled by a foliate band, 28.8cm

A RARE LARGE BLUE AND WHITE RING-SHAPED BOX AND COVER, MARK AND PERIOD OF JIAJING

A RARE LARGE BLUE AND WHITE RING-SHAPED BOX AND COVER, MARK AND PERIOD OF JIAJING

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