An iron-red and underglaze-blue decorated 'Dragon and Prunus' bottle vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 251. An iron-red and underglaze-blue decorated 'Dragon and Prunus' bottle vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's.

the pear-shaped body rising from a slightly splayed foot to a tall slender cylindrical neck, decorated with prunus blossoms, applied to the shoulder with a coiled dragon in blue highlighted in gilt, the foot encircled by a narrow band resembling a string of coins. Height 8 3/8  in., 21.2 cm

NoteCompare a closely related vase of this shape and design, sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 5th December 1978, lot 818.

Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 13 sept. 2016, 10:30 AM