A Copper-Red And Gilt Bottle Vase. Qing dynasty, Kangxi period. Photo Sotheby's
the shouldered ovoid body painted in copper-red of soft pinkish-red tone shading to a paler red-green with three mythical animals, their eyes picked out in underglaze blue and the details highlighted in gilding over the glaze, the tall thin neck with slightly lipped mouth with gilding around the rim, the base unglazed. Height 8 1/2 in., 21.6 cm. Estimation: 15,000-20,000 USD. Lot vendu: 30,000 USD
PROVENANCE: Sotheby's London, 9th July 1974, lot 276.Sotheby's Hong Kong, 27th-28th October 1993, lot 211.
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