Lot 370. A pair of underglaze blue, copper-red, and celadon-glazed beaker vases, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 17 5/8 in., 44.8 cm. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 USD. Lot sold 37,500 USD. © Sotheby's
each modeled in the form of archaic gu vases, painted to the exterior with the Eight Horses of Mu Wang galloping, grazing, and lounging amid tall pines, the horses’ coats variously decorated in underglaze blue, underglaze red, and white slip, all reserved against a celadon-green glazed ground, the interior white, the base with a double circle in underglaze blue (2), coll. nos 190 & 191.
The Jie Rui Tang Collection.
Provenance: The Asian Gallery, London, 1999.
Sotheby's. KANGXI: The Jie Rui Tang Collection, New York, 20 March 2018, 11:00 AM