Lot 855. A large blue and white meiping, Wanli period (1573-1619); 16 3/8 in. (41.6 cm.) high. Estimate: USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 25,000. © Christie's 2021
Potted with broad shoulders tapering towards the foot, the vase is decorated with two phoenixes, one perched on a rock and the other in flight amidst peony and prunus blossoms, all above a band of three horses galloping above raises and below cloud-panels with peach sprays on the shoulder.
Property of the Collection of Peter Tcherepnine.
Provenance: Roger Keverne Ltd., London.
Literature: R. Keverne, Fine and Rare Chinese Works of Art and Ceramics, Summer Exhibition, London, 2000, p.28, no. 48.
Exhibited: London, Roger Keverne Ltd, Fine and Rare Chinese Works of Art and Ceramics, Summer Exhibition, June 2000.
Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, New York, 23-24 september 2021