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.
Literature: Jean-Paul Desroches, Two Americans in Paris, A Quest for Asian Art, 2016, Paris, no. 275.
Sotheby's. Two Americans in Paris, The Collection of Sam and Myrna Myers, London, 4 November 2021