15 September 2016
A FAMILLE VERTE 'PHOENIX TAIL' VASE
KANGXI PERIOD (1662-1722)
The vase is decorated with birds amidst a blossoming prunus tree emerging from jagged rocks, all in yellow, green, and aubergine on a pale greenish-blue ground. An illegible seal mark is inscribed in underglaze blue on the base.
16 7/8 in. (42.8 cm.) high
John D. Rockefeller Jr. (1874-1960) Collection.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, accessioned in 1960.
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