A blue and white 'soft-paste' 'cong' vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century


A blue and white 'soft-paste' 'cong' vase, Qing dynasty, 18th centuryEstimate 12,000 — 15,000 USDPhoto Sotheby's

the square-sectioned archaic form with each corner of molded square panels enclosing a horizontal rib, reserved on a underglaze blue floral scroll ground, divided by vertical rectangular panels painted with three central flowerheads against further foliate scroll, supported on a short circular foot with a narrow diaper border, the tapering neck with a spearhead band - Height 15 in., 38.1 cm

ProvenanceCollection of Dr. and Mrs. Silas Andersen, acquired while traveling in China in the 1920s and thence by descent.

Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 15 Sep 2015, 02:00 PM