Lot 321. A fine famille-verte Daoist vase, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722). Height 10 in., 25.4 cm. Estimate: US$15,000 - US$25,000. Lot Sold 55,000 US$. Courtesy Sotheby's.
of baluster form rising to a flaring rim, the body brightly enameled with three Daoist immortals, one, possibly Dong Fangshou, carrying a branch of ripe peaches over one shoulder, another holding a gnarled ruyi scepter in one hand and a basket of pomegranates in the other, and the third bearing several large lingzhi, a young attendant in the foreground, all amid towering craggy rockwork and swirling iron-red clouds, the waisted neck with painterly bamboo sprays, the base white-glazed, coll. no. 1582.
Provenance: Berwald Oriental Art, London, 2000.