Lot 1425. A copper-red-glazed bottle vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 15 3/8 in. (39 cm.) high. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 15,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010.

With compressed globular body and tall neck, covered with a crackle-suffused mottled glaze shading from dark to slightly greyish crushed strawberry-red color below a pale celadon-tinted glaze at the rim.

Note: A copper-red-glazed vase of similar shape, but of slightly larger size (16 in. high), is illustrated in Collection of Chinese and Other Far Eastern Art, Yamanaka & Co., Inc., New York, 1943, no. 925, where it is described as langyao and dated to the Kangxi period. 

Christie'sFine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections, 26 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza