A pair of export famille verte phoenix head ewers and covers, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

A pair of export famille verte phoenix head ewers and covers, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate $25,000 – $40,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015

The ewers are modeled with lobed, paneled bodies, decorated with flowering plants and colorful patterning. The flower-form covers have a notched inner rim. 10 ¼ in. (26 cm.) high

ProvenanceFrank Partridge & Sons, Ltd., London. 
Collection of Sir Henry Price.
Sotheby's, London, 14 November 2000, lot 347. 
The James E. Sowell Collection, Dallas, Texas.

Literature: Michael Cohen and William Motley, Mandarin and Menagerie: Chinese and Japanese Export Ceramic Figures, Reigate, 2008, pp. 242-243.

Christie's. MANDARIN & MENAGERIE: THE SOWELL COLLECTION, PART II, 16 September 2015, New York, Rockefeller Plaza