Lot 306. A blue and white 'rabbit' bottle vase, Transitional period, circa 1640. Height 36 cm, 13¾ in. Lot sold: 20,160 GBP (Estimate: 15,000 - 20,000 GBP). (C) 2021 Sotheby's
of globular form surmounted by a tall curved neck, supported on a short foot, finely painted in underglaze-blue with a rabbit and a pheasant in flight, amidst rocks and floral foliages, with further decorative prunus blossoms and bamboo foliages.
Provenance: Sotheby's London, 2nd November 1993, lot 11 (part lot).
Literature: Jean-Paul Desroches, Two Americans in Paris, A Quest for Asian Art, 2016, Paris, no. 315.
Exhibited: From the Land of Asia, Pointe-à-Callière Museum, Montréal, 17th November 2016 - 19th March 2017.
Sotheby's. Two Americans in Paris, The Collection of Sam and Myrna Myers, London, 4 November 2021