Lot 3132. A copper-red 'phoenix' meiping, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 33 cm., 13 in. Estimate 300,000 — 500,000 HKD. Lot Sold 425,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's.
elegantly potted with curved sides gently rising to a rounded shoulder, surmounted by a short waisted neck and slightly everted rim, deftly painted in the Ming style with three phoenix in different postures, flying amongst blossoming branches of hibiscus, between further hibiscus scrolls at the shoulder and pendant plantain leaves above the foot, the copper-red of a bright burgundy tone.
Provenance: Christie's Hong Kong, 13th January 1987, lot 51.
Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 08 april 2011