15 September 2016
A LARGE FAMILLE NOIRE 'PHOENIX TAIL' VASE
The vase is decorated with phoenixes amidst blossoming trees, peony and magnolia on the body and chrysanthemum, aster and mallow on the neck.
27 1/8 in. (68.9 cm.) high
Ralph M. Chait, New York, no. 6129 (according to label).
John D. Rockefeller Jr. (1874-1960) Collection.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, accessioned in 1960.
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