Lot 1833. A large iron-red-decorated green and white-enameled carved vase, tianqiuping, 18th-19th century;23 3/8 in. (59.4 cm.) high. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 20,000. Price realised USD 470,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011.
Heavily potted in bottle form, carved all over with two confronted five-clawed dragons amidst clouds painted in iron red and gilding and emerging from froth-capped waves, delicately incised and painted in green enamels with white highlights, the base unglazed, box.
Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Part I and Part II Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections, New York, 24 March 2011