Lot 858. A blue and white faceted ewer and cover, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate USD 1,500 - USD 2,500. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016.
The sides are decorated with shaped panels containing chrysanthemum, lotus, and rose, and the spout is flanked by two further flowers. Together with a blue and white bracket-lobed dish, Kangxi period, decorated in the center with flowering branches encircled by radiating petals enclosing further flowers on a 'cracked ice' ground in the well. Ewer 4 ¼ in. (10.8 cm.) high, dish 8 ½ in. (21.6 cm.) diam.
Provenance: Samuel 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