Lot 157. A fine and rare iron-red ‘Phoenix’ waterpot ,Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735); 6cm., 2 3/8 in. Estimate 30,000 - 50,000 GBP. Lot sold 170,500 GBP. Photo: Sothebys
of beehive form, the tall hemispherical sides rising to a short waisted neck, painted to the exterior with two archaistic phoenix between stylised keyfret bands, the base inscribed with a six-character reign mark within a double-circle, wood stand. Quantity: 2.
Provenance: Sotheby’s London, 16th June 1998, lot 260 (part lot).
Sotheby’s. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, London, 06 Nov 2013