A fine carved and incised 'Fish and Crab' white vase, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng period

Lot 3118. A fine carved and incised 'Fish and crab' white vase. Qing dynasty, Yongzheng period. Estimation 150,000-250,000 HKDLot sold 200,000 HKD. Photo 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. 

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