Lot 325. A celadon-ground blue and white and copper-red 'Longevity' vase, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722). Height 10 3/4 in., 27.3 cm. Estimate 12,000 - 15,000 USD. Lot sold 15,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's.
of well potted baluster form rising to a slightly flaring neck encircled by a single raised fillet, the sides with white slip decoration painted in underglaze-blue and copper red with contentedly grazing deer beneath a towering pine tree and cranes flying overhead, the base glazed white with double rings in underglaze blue, coll. no. 721.
Provenance: Marchant, London, 1999.
Sotheby's. Kangxi: The Jie Rui Tang Collection, Part II, New York, 19 March 2019