Lot 331. A peachbloom-glazed beehive waterpot, taibo zun, mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722); 8.5cm., 3 3/8 in. Estimate 40,000 - 60,000 GBP. Lot sold 62,500 GBP. © Sotheby's 2013.
the hemispherical body rising to a narrow waisted neck, incised around the exterior with three medallions formed of the curled bodies of archaistic kui dragons, all beneath a greyish-pink glaze characteristically mottled with shades of brighter pink imitating the skin of a ripening peach, the recessed base and interior left white, the base inscribed with a six-character reign mark in three columns.
Provenance: Bluett's, London, 1960.
A North American Private Collection.