15 September 2011
A FINE AND RARE FAMILLE VERTE 'PHOENIX-TAIL' VASE
KANGXI PERIOD (1662-1772)
The baluster body finely painted with rectangular panels of a scholar riding a donkey and a mythical beast alternating with quatrefoil panels of butterfiles above smaller panels of antiques and bamboo, the trumpet-shaped neck with two rectangular panels, one enclosing a bird perched on a flowering mallow stem beside orange leaves, the other with a fisherman in a mountainous stream, all within decorative borders and reserved on a pale iron-red ground with white stylized scrolls and scrolling stems of lotus and sagittaria leaves
17 7/8 in. (45.4 cm.) high, box
Sotheby Parke Bernet, Hong Kong, 12-13 May 1976, lot 263.
Sotheby's, Hong Kong, 13 November 1990, lot 283.
Private Japanese collection.
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