Lot 886. A Langyao bottle vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 17 3/8 in. (44.1 cm.) high. Estimate USD 45,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 56,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014

The globular body and tall neck are covered inside and out with a crackled glaze of deep, rich, crushed-strawberry color thinning below the rim and falling in heavy droplets on the unglazed foot where some of the white underglaze is visible. The mouth rim and base are covered with a crackled white glaze, box.

Provenance: The Earl Morse Collection, New York, September 1982.
Greenwald Collection, no. 40.
Chinese Porcelains from the Greenwald Collection; Christie's New York, 24-25 March 2011, lot 1780

Literature: Gerald M. Greenwald, The Greenwald Collection, Two Thousand Years of Chinese Ceramics, 1996, no. 40.

Note: A bottle vase of similar shape and slightly smaller size (41.6 cm.) dated to the Kangxi period is illustrated in the exhibition catalogue, The World of Monochromes, Oriental Ceramic Society, London, 15 April - 20 June 2009, p. 77, no. 169..

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