Lot 3603. A rare underglaze-red and famille-verte 'rose' vase, Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722); h. 8.3 cm, 3 1/4 in. Estimate 1,500,000 — 2,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,875,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's.
the well-rounded ovoid body tapering to a short lipped mouthrim, elegantly decorated with two rose sprays rising from the base, each with a large bloom and bud in a soft pinkish underglaze red, borne on leafy branches with foliage enamelled in green and outlined in black, the recessed base with an underglaze-blue six-character mark inscribed in three columns, wood stand.
Provenance: Collection of Edward T. Chow (1910-1980).
Sotheby's Hong Kong, 19th May 1981, lot 539.
Sotheby's Hong Kong, 28th April 1992, lot 158.
From the Meiyintang collection. A rare underglaze-red and famille-verte vase with roses, Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722); 8.8cm., 3 1/2 in. Estimate 1,200,000—1,500,000 HKD. Lot Sold 2,420,000 HKD at Hong Kong 7th April 2011, lot 2. Photo Sotheby's.
Similar vases are also preserved in the Sir Percival David Collection in the British Museum, London, included in the Illustrated Catalogue of Ming and Ming Style Polychrome Wares in the Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art, London, 2006, no. B 702; in the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, illustrated in He Li, Chinese Ceramics. A New Standard Guide, London, 1996, pl. 579; and one from the Meiyintang collection, illustrated in Regina Krahl, Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyintang Collection, London, 1994-2010, vol. 2, no. 737, sold in these rooms, 7th April 2011, lot 2.
Vase with flower spays, Qing dynasty, Kangxi mark and period, AD 1662–1722. Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue, underglaze copper-red and overglaze green and black enamels, Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province; 8,7 x 9,1 cm. , Sir Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art, PDF B702 © Trustees of the British Museum
Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 11 July 2020