Lot 865. A copper-red and underglaze-blue-decorated bottle vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 8 3/8 in. (21.3 cm.) high. Price realised USD 37,500 (Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000). © Christie's 2021
The bulbous body is molded with vertical ribs and decorated with three roundels, two roundels with a phoenix and one roundel with a signature Qingyunju ya wan (elegant plaything of the dewlling place of blue sky) and two seals. The neck is encircled by a scaly three-clawed dragon, and the spreading foot by foaming waves. The base has an apocryphal Chenghua mark.
Provenance: E. & J. Frankel, New York, 1985.
Note: A small underglaze-blue and copper-red-decorated vase, with an apocryphal Chenghua mark, and decorated with an identical single dragon encircling the neck, formerly from the Collection of Peter Tcherepnine was sold at Christie’s New York, 7-24 July 2020, lot 13.
Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, New York, 23-24 september 2021