Lot 787. A blue and white 'phoenix-tail' vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 18 in. (45.7 cm.) high. Estimate: USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Price realised USD 47,500. © Christie's 2021
The vase is decorated on the body and the neck in brilliant underglaze blue with continuous scenes of scholars and fishermen amidst rocks and pines in a riverscape.
Sold by The Yale University Art Gallery for the benefit of acquisition funds
Provenance: Florence Baiz van 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