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    Sale 2027

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    17 September 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 473

    AN UNDERGLAZE BLUE, COPPER-RED AND SLIP-DECORATED CELADON-GROUND YENYEN VASE

    KANGXI PERIOD (1662-1722)

    Price Realised  

    AN UNDERGLAZE BLUE, COPPER-RED AND SLIP-DECORATED CELADON-GROUND YENYEN VASE
    KANGXI PERIOD (1662-1722)
    Painted in rich underglaze blue tones over a white slip with three magpies perched in a flowering prunus tree, with a fourth magpie in mid-flight above, the blossoms rendered in white slip with copper-red highlights, all reserved on a pale celadon ground
    17¼ in. (43.8 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Christie's, New York, 17 October 2002, lot 67.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF HELENE ARPELS