Lot 301
  • 301

A BLUE AND WHITE 'HUNDRED BIRDS' 'YEN-YEN' VASE QING DYNASTY, KANGXI PERIOD

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10,000 - 15,000 USD
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Description

  • porcelain
the baluster body well-painted with a pair of phoenix and a myriad of other birds and ducks in pairs or small flocks, flying, perched or swimming about two tall Chinese parasol trees, the waisted neck further painted with birds amongst prunus branches, apocryphal Chenghua mark in underglaze blue

Provenance

Sotheby's New York, 27th September, 1978, lot 467.

Catalogue Note

The subject matter of the 'Hundred birds courting the phoenix' (bainiao chaohuang) is also known as the 'Hundred birds paying homage to the king' (bainiao chaowang) - the phoenix being in Chinese mythology the king or Emperor of birds.

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