Lot 491. A rare copper-red-decorated phoenix, yuhuchunping, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368). H. 28 cm. Sold for €26,000 (Estimate: €20,000 - €30,000). © Nagel
The pear-shaped body is painted in underglaze red with a pair of phoenix amidst leafy stems below a band of four upright petals enclosing scrolls, all between line borders, and under a blue-green-toned glaze.
Provenance: European private collection, according to the owners assembled before 2007.
Note: A smaller decorated yuhuchunping, dated Yuan dynasty, ca. first half 14th century, is in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and illustrated by Suzanne G. Valenstein in A Handbook of Chinese Ceramics, New York, 1989 ed., p. 135, no. 131.
Nagel. Fine Asian Art - Day I. Stuttgart, December 6, 2022