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Lot 145. A blue and white 'ladies' vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 10 ⅜ in., 26.5 cmEstimate: 4,000 - 6,000 USD. Lot sold: 10,080 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: Collection of Anton Exner (1882- 1952) (by repute).

Galerie Zacke, Vienna, 1984.

Collection of Chia-Shi Lin (1930-2020), and thence by descent.

Literature: Asien-Museum, Bad Wildungen, Hesse, Germany.  

Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 17 march 2021