A Famille-Verte vase. Qing dynasty, Kangxi period.. photo Sotheby's
of baluster form, the exterior painted with a battle scene from the Qing Dynasty, 'Three Kingdoms', depicting Guandi and his followers in pursuit of the retreating opposition, all amidst mountainous rocky landscape below scrolling iron-red clouds, the shoulders painted with a floral band interrupted by four evenly-spaced leaf-form panels each containing further flower sprays, the trumpeted neck painted with three boys at play; height 17 1/8 in., 43.5 cm. Estimate 10,000—15,000 USD. Lot Sold 25,000 USD
PROVENANCE: Ralph M. Chait Galleries, Inc., New York.
The Morgan Collection, New York (according to label).
The Garland Collection, New York (according to label).
Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art. 23 Mar 11. New York www.sothebys.com