Lot 720. A Langyao pear-shaped vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 10 ¼ in. (26 cm.) high. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 137,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019.
The vase is raised on a tall spreading foot and covered overall with a mottled, crackled glaze of crushed strawberry tone thinning to a pale celadon color at the mouth rim and stopping neatly above the foot ring. The base and interior are covered with a transparent crackled glaze of pale celadon tone.
Provenance: Russell Tyson (1867-1963) Collection, Chicago.
The Art Institute of Chicago, accessioned in 1964.
Christie's. Chinese Art from The Art Institute of Chicago, New York, 12 September 2019