Lot 1307. A wucai gu-form beaker vase, Transitional period, circa 1650-1665; 15¾ in. (40 cm.) high. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 22,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2013.
The upper section is decorated with a pheasant standing on blue rocks amidst peony and chrysanthemum, on the center section two fruiting peach and pomegranate branches, and on lower section with two branches bearing blue fruit or berries.
Provenance: Christie's London, 6 June 1994, lot 125.
Note: Compare the similar wucai gu-form beaker vase, but of slightly larger size (41.3 cm.), sold at Christie's New York, 15-16 September 2011, lot 1502.
Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, New York, 19 - 20 September 2013