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PROPERTY FROM THE JUNKUNC COLLECTION

A RARE WHITE-GLAZED 'BEEHIVE' WATERPOT
KANGXI MARK AND PERIOD
Estimate
80,000120,000
LOT SOLD. 100,000 USD
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112

PROPERTY FROM THE JUNKUNC COLLECTION

A RARE WHITE-GLAZED 'BEEHIVE' WATERPOT
KANGXI MARK AND PERIOD
Estimate
80,000120,000
LOT SOLD. 100,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Important Chinese Art

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A RARE WHITE-GLAZED 'BEEHIVE' WATERPOT
KANGXI MARK AND PERIOD
of classic 'taibai zun' form, the domed hemispherical body with rounded sides tapering to a short waisted neck, the exterior finely molded and carved with three coiled chilong medallions, the exterior applied with an even milky-white glaze, the countersunk base with a three-column six-character reign mark in underglaze blue 
Diameter 5 1/8  in., 13cm
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Provenance

Frank Caro, New York, 9th January 1964.
Collection of Stephen Junkunc, III (d. 1978). 

Catalogue Note

Beehive waterpots of this shape are well-known with peachbloom glazes but those covered in other monochrome glazes were produced in smaller numbers. A closely related waterpot in the Shanghai Museum, Shanghai, is illustrated in Kangxi Porcelain Wares, Hong Kong, 1998, pl. 228; one from the Qing Court Collection, is published in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum. Monochrome Porcelain, Hong Kong, 1999, pl. 111; another in the Koger Collection, illustrated in J. Ayers, Chinese Ceramics. The Koger Collection, London, 1985, pl. 139, was sold in our London rooms, 16th May 2012, lot 171; another from the Riesco Collection, illustrated in Edgar E. Bluett, The Riesco Collection of Old Chinese Pottery and Porcelain, London, 1951, pl. 61 (right), was sold in our London rooms, 11th December 1984, lot 430; and a fifth example exhibited on loan at Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, from the collection of Mrs Yale Kneeland, was sold in our New York rooms, 1st June 1994, lot 371, and again at Christie's Hong Kong, 26th April 1999, lot 507. Compare also a similar waterpot sold twice in our Hong Kong rooms, 20th November 1984, lot 471, and again, 5th April 2017, lot 3607.

Important Chinese Art

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New York