Another highlight is a set of seven ‘peach-bloom’ vessels from the Jingdezhen imperial kilns with the Kangxi mark and period (ad 1662-1722). They carry an estimate of $6.4-9 million. This rare mottled copper-red glaze which in the West is referred to as ‘peach bloom’ and in China is likened to apples (pingguo hong) or beans (jiangdou hong), is known from only a very small number of vessel shapes. To assemble a set such as this has become almost impossible, since some vessel shapes are exceedingly rare and virtually unobtainable today.
Ahead of the sale there will be a travelling exhibition: 9-10 March Shanghai, 12-13 March Beijing and 26-27 March Taipei.