Lot 94. A famille rose 'bats and peaches' vase, 19th century, Shende Tang zhi hall mark in iron red. Estimate GBP 20,000 - GBP 25,000 (USD 25,840 - USD 32,300) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017
The vase is decorated with a tree bearing nine peaches rising from a sea of frothing waves behind pierced rocks growing moss and lingzhi fungus, all below two iron-red bats in flight. 12 3/8 in. (31.5 cm.) high
Provenance: Predominantly acquired in Amsterdam in the 1980s and 1990s
Note: A vase with similar decoration also with a Shende Tang zhi mark was sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 1 November 2004, lot 851.
Compare with a vase decorated in a similar style with a pomegranate tree and the addition of lappet and ruyi borders, illustrated in Falangcai, Fencai, The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum, Hong Kong, 1999, pl. 189.
Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics And Works of Art, 9 May 2017, London, King Street