Lot 980. A pair of yellow-ground famille verte hexagonal vases and covers, China, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 12 in. (30.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 75,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018.
Decorated with butterflies and birds in flight amidst peony, prunus and magnolia on a yellow ground, the conforming covers surmounted by lotus-bud finials, softwood stands with painted clips.
Provenance: Gorer of London.
Dreicer & Company, New York, as agents for Gorer of London, 15 April 1915.
John D. Rockefeller, Jr., New York, 1915-1960.
Estate of John D. Rockefeller, Jr.
Acquired 10 November 1960.
Literature: The John D. Rockefeller Collection of Chinese Ceramics, New York, circa 1933, pl. 52.
R. Ellsworth et al., The David and Peggy Rockefeller Collection: Arts of Asia and Neighboring Cultures, New York, 1993, vol III, pp. 93-94, no. 47.
Christie's. The Collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller: Travel and Americana, New York, 10 May 2018 - SALE 16723