Lot 2131. A blue and white beaker vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 16½ in. (42 cm.) high. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price Realized USD 10,625. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.
The vase is boldly painted in varying tones of underglaze blue with a qilin on one side and a phoenix on the other, separated by tall flowering trees all between borders of key-fret at the neck and foot. A band of pine needles encircles the interior of the mouth, wood stand.
Provenance: Hartman Trading Corporation, New York, November 1967.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Mayer.
The Robert B. Mayer Family Collection.
Exhibited: On loan: High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia, 1976-1982.
Bayley Museum of Art, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1982-1995.
Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, New York, 20 - 21 March 2014