Lot 341. A fine blue and white 'Squirell and Grapwine' vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 7 1/4 in., 18.4 cm. Estimate 5,000 - 7,000 USD. Lot sold 13,750 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's.
the pear-shaped body sweeping to a slender neck and a slightly flaring lipped rim, painted in bright tones of underglaze blue with two playful squirrels scampering amid a meander of undulating grape vines issuing clusters of ripe fruit and broad leaves, all set between a band of upright lappets around the base and a narrow chevron border, the motif repeated on the neck, the base white-glazed, coll. no. 1279.
Provenance: Berwald Oriental Art, London, 2002.
Sotheby's. Kangxi: The Jie Rui Tang Collection, Part II, New York, 19 March 2019