Lot 978. A yellow-ground enameled bowl, China, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 7 1/8 in. (18.2 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 1,000 - USD 1,500. Price realised USD 27,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018.
Decorated on the interior and exterior with nine cranes in flight alternating with pairs of peaches borne on leafy gnarled branches, the base with an apocryphal Jiajing mark in underglaze blue.
Provenance: Parish-Watson & Co., Inc., New York, 2 June 1929.
John D. Rockefeller, Jr., New York, 1929-1960.
Estate of John D. Rockefeller, Jr. (with a life interest to Martha Baird Rockefeller), 1960-1971.
Acquired 2 May 1971.
Literature: R. Ellsworth et al., The David and Peggy Rockefeller Collection: Arts of Asia and Neighboring Cultures, New York, 1993, vol III, pp. 88-89, no. 42.
Christie's. The Collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller: Travel and Americana, New York, 10 May 2018 - SALE 16723