Two large famille verte 'Phoenix Tail' vases, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014.

Each vase is brightly decorated to the baluster body and tall flared neck with large peony blooms borne on leafy stems, amidst clusters of prunus blooms borne on thick gnarled branches, all growing amidst rocks detailed around the foot, with moulded leaf-shaped supports to the base. 27½ in. (70 cm.) high, wood stands. Estimate £20,000 – £30,000 ($33,580 - $50,370)

Provenance: James A. Garland (1870-1906), no. 952.
John Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913), no. 1204.
Nelson A. Rockefeller; Sotheby's, London, 18 March 1980, lot 95.

Christie's. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 13 May 2014, London, King Street - http://www.christies.com/