15 May 2009,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 5,250
GBP 800 - GBP 1,200
A CELADON GLAZED DOUBLE GOURD VASE, KANGXI (1662-1722)
painted in underglaze blue and copper red with three peaches on the upper lobe and sprays of pomegranate, peach and persimmon on the lower -- 7in. (17.8cm.) high.
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Compare with a similar example in John Ayers, Chinese Ceramics in the Bauer Collection, Vol. 2, no. 151, p.27.
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