Lot 3151. A large famille verte jar, guan, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 18 1/8 in. (46 cm.) high. Estimate USD 50,000 - USD 70,000. Price Realized USD 68,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015
The broad body is decorated on the upper and lower body with scenes of figures at various pursuits framed by rocks and trees, including three tribute bearers bringing gifts to an official reclining on a luohanchuang, a military official and his entourage, a gathering of officials playing weiqi, and a man kneeling on a tiger skin while worshipping a figure of Budai, all between decorative borders, wood cover with agate finial, wood stand.
Provenance: Estate of the Late Henry Graves, Jr.; Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, 14-15 October 1959, lot 121.
Dr. and Mrs. William L. Corbin Collection; Christie's New York, 16-17 September 2010, lot 1378..
Exhibited: Selections from the William and Winifred Corbin Collection of Chinese Pottery and Porcelain, Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon, 1 - 29 March 1964, no. 64.
On loan: Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon, 1 June 2006 - 22 June 2010.
Christie's. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 15 - 16 March 2015, New York, Rockefeller Plaza