A blue and white gin bottle, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 856. A blue and white gin bottle, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016.

Of square section, each side is relief-decorated with the flowers of the four seasons, set within a border of molded wan diapers and beneath a scalloped collar suspending lanterns and lotus on the flat shoulder. 9 1/8 in. (23.1 cm.) high.

ProvenanceSamuel Putnam Avery Sr. (1822-1904) Collection, New York. 
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, accessioned in 1879.

Christie's. Collected in America: Chinese Ceramics from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 15 September 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza