A well-painted wucai sleeve vase, Transitional period, ca. 1650; 15¼in. (38.7cm.) high. Lot 302. Estimate $7,000 - $9,000. Price Realized $26,290. © Christie's 2003
The tall, slightly rounded sides well painted in inky tones of underglaze blue, bright green, yellow and black enamels and iron-red with a scene of the Eight Immortals grouped outside a pavilion set in a mountainous setting, the immortal Shoulao seated astride a crane in flight above.
Provenance: Sotheby's, New York, 12-13 October 1984, lot 305.
Christie's. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 18 September 2003, New York, Rockefeller Plaza