Lot 3714. A pale celadon-glazed carved waterpot, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 9.4 cm., 3 5/8  inEstimate 60,000 — 80,000 HKDLot Sold 75,000 HKD (7,649 EUR)Photo Sotheby's

delicately potted with a compressed globular body resting on a short foot, the exterior covered with an even pale celadon glaze, carved with a continuous scene depicting a butterfly fluttering amidst large peony blossoms issuing from leafy sprigs, the landscape scene accentuated with jagged rockwork and dense foliage, the base inscribed in underglaze blue with an apocryphal six-character Chenghua reign mark.

Provenance: J.J. Lally & Co., New York.

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 08 october 2014