A famille rose coral-red-ground lantern-shaped vase, Republic period

Lot 881. A famille rose coral-red-ground lantern-shaped vase, Republic period; 8¾ in. (22.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000Price realised USD 13,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 

The vase is decorated with two panels, one with a scene of Liu Hai standing on a broom floating on the sea while luring his toad with a string of coins, the other with one of the Eight Immortals, Li Tieguai, standing on his cane floating on the sea and holding a double gourd, from which issues vapor and the immortal, Lan Caihe, who pours flowers from his basket into the sea, all on a rich coral ground.

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

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