Lot 788. A blue and white 'phoenix-tail' vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 17 ½ in. (44.5 cm.) high. Estimate: USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 25,000. © Christie's 2021
The vase is decorated on the body in vibrant shades of underglaze blue with a crane in flight descending towards a stag on a rocky promontory, and a doe beneath a crane nestled in a pine tree. The neck is decorated with two further deer and two cranes within a continuous landscape scene.
Sold by The Yale University Art Gallery for the benefit of acquisition funds
Provenance: Florence Baiz von Volkenburgh (d. 1940) Collection, New York.
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut, accessioned in 1940.
Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, New York, 23-24 september 2021