Lot 855. A finely decorated famille verte bowl, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 6¾ in. (17 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Price realised USD 13,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014
The deep sides are finely decorated with two scenes from the Yuan dynasty novel, Xixiangji ('Romance of the Western Chamber'), above a band of iron-red peony scroll that encircles the foot. An apocryphal Chenghua mark is on the base.
Provenance: Alfred E. Guntermann (1943-2013) Collection.
Christie's. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 18 – 19 September 2014, New York, Rockefeller Plaza