A copper-red and underglaze-blue moonflask, Qing dynasty, 18th century1

A copper-red and underglaze-blue moonflask, Qing dynasty, 18th century2

A copper-red and underglaze-blue moonflask, Qing dynasty, 18th century3

A copper-red and underglaze-blue moonflask, Qing dynasty, 18th century4

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.

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. New York, 19 march 2013