Lot 1661. A blue and white pear-shaped vase, Transitional period, circa 1645-1655; 9 1/8 in. (23.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price Realized USD 10,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011.
Raised on a spreading pedestal foot, one side painted with an unusual scene of an immortal playing the arrow game standing beside an attendant holding arrows on a cloud to one side of a pavilion set amidst rocks and crashing waves, with a vase filled with arrows sitting on the farthest rock and a crane in flight above grasping one of the arrows in its long beak, wood stand.
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