A famille verte biscuit libation cup, China, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 977. A famille verte biscuit libation cup, China, Kangxi period (1662-1722);4 ¾ in. (12 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000Price realised USD 20,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. 

Shaped in imitation of a lotus leaf with two handles formed as twisting branches issuing peony flowers, the exterior decorated with two phoenixes and cranes in flight and ducks swimming amid lotus, all on a pale-green ground, the interior with scattered tiny fish in black enamel, softwood stand.

ProvenanceParish-Watson & Co., Inc., New York, 2 October 1930.
John D. Rockefeller, Jr., New York, 1930-1960.
Estate of John D. Rockefeller, Jr., 1960.
Acquired 10 November 1960.

LiteratureThe John D. Rockefeller Collection of Chinese Ceramics, New York, circa 1933, pl. 82.
R. Ellsworth et al., The David and Peggy Rockefeller Collection: Arts of Asia and Neighboring Cultures, New York, 1993, vol III, p. 92, no. 46.

Christie's. The Collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller: Travel and Americana, New York, 10 May 2018 - SALE 16723