Lot 1572. Two copper-red and celadon-decorated carved blue and white beaker vases, Kangxi six-character marks in underglaze blue within double circles and of the period (1662-1722); 16 3/8 and 16 ¾ in. (41.5 and 42.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 25,000 - USD 35,000. Price realised USD 30,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020.
The neck is carved with a phoenix standing on a blue and celadon rock surrounded by peonies, the rounded mid-section is decorated with two chilong writhing amidst lingzhi, and the lower body is decorated with an inverted scene of narcissus and lily plants growing on either side of a celadon-glazed rock.
Provenance: Sotheby Parke Bernet & Co., London, 18 November 1983, lot 17.
The Lenora and Walter F. Brown Collection, San Antonio, Texas.
Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 25 September 2020, New York