Lot 790. A pair of famille-rose baluster jars and covers, Yongzheng period (1723-1735); 24 in. (61 cm.) highEstimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 75,000. © Christie's 2021

Each jar is decorated with cockerels, a hen and a chick amid rocks, peony blossoms and flowering branches, between geometric-ground decorative bands on the neck and above the foot. Each cover is decorated with further flowers below a decorative band of ruyi-heads below the brown-painted finials.

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

ProvenanceParish-Watson & Co., New York, 1 December 1920.
Mrs. Mellon (Ailsa) Bruce (1901-1969) Collection.
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut, accessioned in 1952.

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