Lot 159. A group of six monochrome vases, Qing dynasty, 17th-19th century. Height of tallest 6 1/2 in., 16.5 cm. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Lot sold 27,500 USD. Photo Sotheby’s.
comprising a vase of compressed bottle form covered in a pearl-gray glaze, 18th century; a robin's egg-glazed hu-form vase with elephant-head handles, 18th / 19th century, a 'guan'-style 'lotus pod' flower vase, 19th century; an iron-rust-glazed meiping, 18th / 19th century, a celadon-glazed pear-shaped vase; and a white-glazed soft paste double gourd vase with incised 'dragon' decoration, 17th / 18th century (6).
White-glazed vase: Collection of Lee Van Ching (Li Shizeng?); Collection of H.K. Wang; Collection of Lee (Li) Ling Yun; L.Y.Lee (Li), Tonying & Co. New York, 1959.
Pearl gray-glazed vase: Collection of Joseph E. Widener (1872-1943); Samuel T. Freeman & Co, Philadelphia, 20 June 1944; Frank Partridge, London; Robert Sommerville Chinese Art, Chicago, acquired in 1958.
Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, New York, 16 sept. 2014