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Lot 203. A mirror-black-glazed and gilt-decorated 'landscape' vase, Qing dynasty, 19th century. Height 19⅝ in., 49.8 cm. Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 USDLot sold: 12,600 USD. © Sotheby's 2021

the elongated ovoid body swelling to high rounded shoulders and sweeping into a tall flaring neck and everted rim, the exterior glazed a glossy black and gilt-painted with a continuous idyllic lakeside scene, with two gentlemen conversing by the banks accompanied by an attendant, a fisherman on his sampan on the water, a thatched hut in the distance, all surrounded by craggy cliffs, rolling hills, and towering trees, the neck similarly decorated with a fisherman casting a rod.

ProvenanceSotheby's Hong Kong, 9th November 1982, lot 269.

Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 21 September 2021