Lot 167. A copper-red and underglaze-blue moonflask, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Height 19 3/16 in., 48.7 cm. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 USD. Lot sold 93,750 USD. © Sotheby's.
the flattened globular body rising from a short oval foot to a slender neck flanked by a pair of scroll handles, painted on each side with scrolling lotus, the lotus heads in underglaze red and the leafy branches in underglaze blue, all between a band of pendent ruyi-heads.
Provenance: Property from a Private New England Collection, acquired circa 1880 - 1900.