Lot 314. A famille-verte 'Li Bai' cup, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 4 1/2 in., 11.4 cm. Estimate 6,000 - 8,000 USD. Lot sold 13,750 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's.
finely potted, of elegantly curving beaker form, the steep, gently flaring sides sweeping to an everted rim, all supported on a slightly splayed base, the exterior superbly enameled with a scene featuring the famous, ample-bellied Tang dynasty poet relaxing on a balustraded, terraced hillside, wearing scholar's robes, seated in a relaxed posture, supporting one arm against a large wine jar amid further vessels, confronting an acolyte proffering a scroll, all surrounded by varying leafing, flowering plants and rockwork, the reverse with a two-line poetic inscription, coll. no. 1543.
Provenance: The C.A. and J.A. Collection.
Robert McPherson, London, 2004.
Sotheby's. Kangxi: The Jie Rui Tang Collection, Part II, New York, 19 March 2019