A FINE BLUE AND WHITE MALLET VASE
MARK AND PERIOD OF KANGXI
the bell-shaped body rising to a tall tubular neck with a slightly lipped rim supported on a raised footring, painted on both sides with a highly stylised phoenix design, its head on the neck of the vase dissolving into abstract blue scrolls draping over the shoulders against a plain white ground, the base inscribed with a six-character reign mark written in three lines within a double ring
24 cm, 9 1/2 in.
Christie's New York, 2nd December 1989, lot 358.
Regina Krahl, Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyintang Collection, London, 1994-2010, vol. 2, no. 754.