Lot 145. A blue and white 'ladies' vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 10 ⅜ in., 26.5 cm. Estimate: 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