Lot 2166. A turquoise-glazed carved cylindrical vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 8 5/8 in. (22 cm.) high. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Price Realized USD 12,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.
The sides are carved with two chilong clambering amidst dense scrolling, leafy lingzhi meander below a narrow band of crosshatching on the shoulder. The exterior is covered with a rich turquoise glaze that continues over the everted rim into the interior and pools in a line at the base.
Property from the Jacob and Mary Stein Collection.
Provenance: Ralph M. Chait Galleries, New York, January 1989.
Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, New York, 20 - 21 March 2014