Lot 204. A famille-rose 'peony' waterpot, Republic period. Diameter 5¼ in., 13.4 cm. Estimate: 6,000 - 8,000 USD. Lot sold: 27,720 USD. © Sotheby's 2021
the compressed globular body rising from a narrow tapering foot to high rounded shoulders and an incurved rim, enameled on one side with peony branches in varying stages of bloom, centering a lush pink blossom with delicately shaded and frilled petals, set against broad pointed leaves in two shades of green, with insects flying nearby, the base with a Hongxian yuzhi mark in iron-red enamel.
Provenance: Collection of Kenneth R. Malcolm (1908-1984), coll. no. 180.
Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 21 September 2021