Lot 124. A rare underglaze-red and famille-verte 'rose' vase, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722); Height 3⅜ in., 8.5 cm. Estimate: 60,000 - 80,000 USD. © 2020 Sotheby's
the ovoid body surmounted by a short waisted neck and everted lipped rim, finely painted with two pairs of copper-red roses, one in full bloom and the other bud partially open, each borne on a thorny black-enameled stem issuing furling leaves in shades of green, the rosebuds picked out in iron red at the sepals, the recessed base inscribed in underglaze blue with a six-character mark in three columns.
Exhibited: Exhibition of Ancient Chinese Ceramics from the Collection of the Kau Chi Society of Chinese Art, Art Gallery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 1981, cat. no. 144.
Sotheby's. Kangxi Porcelain - A Private Collection. Live Auction: 22 September 2020 • 3:00 PM CEST • New York