Lot 4. A very large blue and white five-piece garniture, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 23 ½ in. (59.6 cm.) high, the jars and covers. Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000. Price realised USD 20,000. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2020.
Comprising a pair of 'phoenix tail' vases and a set of three baluster jars and covers, each painted with scrolling vine between panels of landscape and flowering plants.
Note: Garnitures of this grand scale, based on Chinese altar sets but adapted for the China Trade by the late 17th century, were expensive and intended for grand houses. Compare with a related garniture sold Christie's New York, 26 January 2015, lot 85.
Christie’s. Chinese Export Art Featuring the Tibor Collection, Part II, New York, 23 January 2020