A large doucai 'Phoenix and Peony' meiping, Qing dynasty. Estimate  100,000 — 150,000  HKD.  Lot sold. 200,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's.

the body sweeping to a high rounded shoulder, a short neck and lipped rim, decorated around the body with three main registers, the upper register with a pair of phoenix in flight, the central register with peony blooms, the lower register with a border of pendant plantain leaves, the base left in the biscuit; 62.5 cm., 24 5/8  in.

NoteCompare a similar meiping sold in these rooms, 22nd May 1985, lot 191, dated to the Qianlong reign; and a larger covered example of similar design, from the Collection of Sir John Buchanan Jardine, illustrated in R. Soame Jenyns, Later Chinese Porcelain, London, 1954, pl. 88. See also a similar meiping decorated with phoenix, sold in these rooms 8th October 2010, lot 2685 and previously 30th April 1991, lot 128

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