15 September 2016
A LARGE FAMILLE NOIRE 'PHOENIX TAIL' VASE
The vase is decorated on one side with a phoenix perched on tall rocks, and on the other side with pheasants and other birds in and amidst trees and clouds that continue onto the neck.
29 ¼ in. (74.3 cm.) high, wood stand
John D. Rockefeller Jr. (1874-1960) Collection.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, accessioned in 1960.
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