Lot 321. A blue and white rouleau vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). 46.3 cm, 18 1/4 in. Estimate 300,000 — 400,000 HKD. Unsold. Photo: Sotheby's.
painted with five small officials presenting offerings to the three star gods, accompanied by a long inscription reading Sanduo Tu ('A picture of three abundances') and four columns of stylised shou characters repeated on the neck, the rim and neck painted with bands of chevron, circles, keyfret and trellis, wood stand.
Provenance: Collection of T.Y. Chao (1912-1999), and thence by descent in the family.
Sotheby's. Chinese Art including Selected Works of Art from the T.Y. Chao Family Collection Hong Kong, 30 Nov 2017, 02:00 PM