A famille verte 'phoenix tail' vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 857. A famille verte 'phoenix tail' vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 17 7/8 in. (45.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000Price realised USD 37,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 

The trumpet-shaped neck is decorated with a fenced garden scene showing a qilin and a phoenix beside branches of peonies, above further mythical beasts including a dragon, aqilin and a winged deer on the body. 

Provenance: Alfred E. Guntermann (1943-2013) Collection. 

Christie's. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 18 – 19 September 2014, New York, Rockefeller Plaza