Lot 143. A blue and white bottle vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 8 3/4 in., 22.2 cm. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Lot sold 6,250 USD. © Sotheby's.
of pear-shape, the shoulders tapering to a tall slender neck slightly flared at the rim, painted with flowering plants in petal-shaped panels around the shoulder and foot, with floral sprays continuing on the body and neck, the base with an underglaze blue cipher mark.
Provenance: Collection of President Herbert Hoover (1874-1964) (by repute).
Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. New York, 19 march 2013