Lot 143. An underglaze-blue, copper-red, and celadon-glazed jar, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 10 ⅜ in., 26.5 cm. Estimate: 6,000 - 8,000 USD. Lot sold: 13,860 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's.
of baluster form, sturdily potted, rising from a spreading foot with recessed base to a broad shoulder and short slightly tapered neck, finely painted around the sides with a continuous scene of a scholar resting under a pine tree facing a young attendant and a deer, the details delineated in underglaze blue, underglaze red, and white slip, all against a celadon ground, wood cover, wood stand.
Property from the Studio of Serendipitous Encounters.
Provenance: Christie's London, 11th December 1978, lot 55.
Bluett & Sons Ltd., London, 19th September 1980.
Collection of Chia-Shi Lin (1930-2020), and thence by descent.
Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 17 march 2021