Lot 124. A peachbloom-glazed 'beehive' waterpot, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722). Diameter 5 in., 12.7 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000. Lot sold 35,000 USD. © Sotheby's.
finely potted of classic domed 'taibai zun' form, the slightly tapered sides rising to a rounded shoulder and short waisted neck below a lipped mouth rim, the exterior evenly applied overall save for the rim and base with a glaze of deep rose shading to grayish-rose and mottled with raspberry tinged flecks, the body faintly incised with three stylized archaistic dragon roundels, the recessed base with a six-character mark in underglaze blue.
Provenance: Sotheby's Hong Kong, 30th April-1st May 1996, lot 375.