Lot 920. A copper-red and underglaze blue-decorated bottle vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 8 5/8 in. (22 cm.) high. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price realised USD 18,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014
The vase has a tall slender neck and ovoid body decorated in underglaze red of soft mottled greyish tones spotted in green with three mythical beasts, two seated and one recumbent, the pupils of their eyes painted in underglaze blue. The convex base is unglazed.
Provenance: Ralph M. Chait Galleries, New York.
Christie's. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 18 – 19 September 2014, New York, Rockefeller Plaza