Lot 3609. A doucai 'Phoenix' vase, yuhuchunping, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng period (1723-1735); 33.8 cm, 13 1/4 in. Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 HKD. Lot sold 750,000 HKD (96,608 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's.
well potted with a pear-shaped body rising from a countersunk base to a tall tubular neck and wide everted rim, the body decorated with phoenix soaring with outstretched wings amidst undulating floral scrolls issuing curling foliage, the dense design interrupted with six raised ribs along the neck and shoulder.
Provenance: Yamanaka & Co., New York, 1943, lot 1215.
Exhibited: Yamanaka & Co., Collection of Chinese and Other Far Eastern Art Assembled by Yamanaka & Company, Inc. Now in Process of Liquidation Under the Supervision of the Alien Property Custodian of the United States of America, New York, 1943, cat. no. 1215.
Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 03 Apr 2019