Lot 3285. An unusual mauve-pink and reddish-pink overlay white glass bowl, 18th-19th century; 6 3/8 in. (16.2 cm.) diamEstimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000Price Realized USD 5,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015

The rounded sides are carved in relief through the mauve-pink layer to the semi-opaque white ground with four phoenixes with backward-turned heads and long curled-under tails alternating with vaporous clouds above a band of similar color on the foot and below a reddish-pink band on the underside of the everted rim. A Qianlong four-character mark is wheel-cut within a square on the base.

Provenance: Rare Art, Inc., New York, March 1980.

Christie's. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 15 - 16 March 2015, New York, Rockefeller Plaza