An unusual large blue and white bottle vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 1658. An unusual large blue and white bottle vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 18 in. (45.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000. Price Realized USD 35,000© Christie's Images Ltd 2011.

Painted around the compressed, globular body with two quatrefoil reserves framing scenes of two gentlemen with frolicking boys and an official holding a hu tablet greeting two maidens and their attendant in an interior, the tall, tapered neck painted with two bands of a scholar and his attendants, in a terraced landscape, and sprigs of bamboo, separated by a bow-string band and set between cross-hatch and fret borders.

Provenance: Rare Art, New York. 

Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Part I and Part II Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections, New York, 24 March 2011