15 - 16 March 2015
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF SARAH JAMISON MESSMORE
A BLUE AND WHITE COPPER-RED DECORATED VASE
KANGXI PERIOD (1662-1722)
The high-shouldered, tapering body is decorated in rich, inky tones of underglaze blue with scenes of scholars and attendants in a mountainous river landscape. The trailing, vaporous clouds, robes of two of the figures, and the leaves of a tree are picked out in copper red that has fired to a greyish tone. The neck is decorated with three flower stems.
17 in. (43.2 cm.) high
Christie's New York, 3 December 1992, lot 297.
Justice Ralph M. Holman (1914-2013) Collection.
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