19 September 2007
PROPERTY FROM AN ASIAN FAMILY COLLECTION
A RARE SMALL DECORATED LANGYAO BOTTLE VASE
KANGXI PERIOD (1662-1722)
The bulbous body and tall neck covered in a glaze of deep crushed strawberry color ending in a neat line on the slightly tapered foot, delicately incised and painted in black enamel below the rim with a band of two different dragons, one of pinkish-buff color, the other of pinkish-rose color, racing amidst tiny green flames, within black line borders, all on a ground shading from copper red to a pale blue-green, with white rim, crackle-suffused ivory ground on the interior and a pale celadon glaze on the base
7¼ in. (18.4 cm.) high, wood stand, box
Edward T. Chow.
M.C. Wang Collection, China, formed through the 1940s, and thence by descent to the present owners.
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H.D. Ling and E.T. Chow, Collection of Chinese Ceramics from the Hall of Leisurely Pastime, vol. II, Hong Kong, privately printed, 1950, no. 115.
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