An enameled copper-red-glazed bottle vase and a copper-red-glazed bottle vase, 18th century

Lot 875. An enameled copper-red-glazed bottle vase and a copper-red-glazed bottle vase, 18th century; 11½ in. and 15 in. (29.2 and 38 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000Price realised USD 16,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 

The pear-shaped body of the first vase is later-decorated in famille rose enamels with a blossoming prunus tree growing amidst rocks and bamboo, all on a crackled glaze shading from greyish red and celadon to crushed-strawberry red. The second, taller vase is covered with a crackled glaze of deep, rich, crushed-strawberry color thinning to pale celadon below the rim.

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

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