A large qingbai 'dragon and phoenix' ewer, Yuan Dynast

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Lot 335.  A large qingbai 'dragon and phoenix' ewer, Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368); Height 26 cm, 10½ in. Lot sold: 20,160 GBP (Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 GBP). (C) 2021 Sotheby's

the pear-shaped body rising to a tall gently flaring neck, supported on a splayed foot, the body set with a slender curved spout issuing from the mouth of a dragon, connected to the body by an elaborate strut set opposite a high arched handle formed by the scaled body of a dragon-fish, the exterior of the body decorated with two Phoenix in flight and covered with a pale blue transparent glaze.

Provenance: A Vietnamese Princess.
Christie's New York, 22nd March 1999, lot 256.
Christie's New York, 30th May 2005, lot 329.

Literature: Jean-Paul Desroches, Two Americans in Paris, A Quest for Asian Art, 2016, Paris, no. 275. 

ExhibitedFrom the Land of Asia, Pointe-à-Callière Museum, Montréal, 17th November 2016 - 19th March 2017.
From the Land of Asia, Kimbell Art Museum, Texas, 4th March – 19th August 2018.

Sotheby's. Two Americans in Paris, The Collection of Sam and Myrna Myers, London, 4 November 2021