A fine carved and incised 'Fish and crab' white vase. Qing dynasty, Yongzheng periodPhoto Sotheby's

of tall baluster shape tapering to the base with stepped foot, carved with three fish swimming amongst aquatic plants, opposite a crab on a leafy frond, divided by a raised horizontal fillet from floret and lozenge motifs around the base, and a further fillet at the shoulders covered overall in a transparent glaze, the rounded shoulders incised with cresting waves and applied with a pair of stylised animal mask handles suspending faux rings, all beneath a lipped mouthrim; 22 cm., 8 5/8 in. Estimation 150,000-250,000 HKD. Lot 3118 vendu: 200,000 HKD. 

PROVENANCE: Collection of Edward T. Chow.
Sotheby's Hong Kong, 25th November 1980, lot 58

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. Hong Kong | 04 avr. 2012 www.sothebys.com