Lot 789. famille-rose 'soldier vase' and cover, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 53 ¼ in. (135.3 cm.) high, wood standEstimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price realised USD 75,000© Christie's 2021

The baluster vase is decorated with three leaf-shaped panels, one panel enclosing a phoenix with peony blossoms, another panel enclosing a pair of pheasants with flower blossoms, and the third panel enclosing a pair of peacocks with prunus blossoms, below the waisted neck decorated with rectangular panels enclosing antiques, all reserved on a composite floral ground. The cover is similarly decorated with floral sprays on a diaper ground and surmounted by a Buddhist lion-form finial.

Sold by the Yale University Art Gallery to benefit acquisition funds.

Provenance: Winston Frederick Churchill Guest (1906-1982), New York.
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut, accessioned in 1975.

Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, New York, 23-24 september 2021