A 'Longquan' Mallet Vase

Lot 396. A 'Longquan' Mallet Vase, Song Dynasty (960-1279); 25.7cm, 10 1/8 in. Estimate 40,000—60,000 GBP. Lot Sold.  97,250 GBP. Photo courtesy Sotheby's 2008.

the slightly tapering cylindrical body rising from a recessed base to an angled shoulder and tall cylindrical neck with a broad dished mouth, set at the neck with a pair of stylised phoenix handles and covered overall in a thick soft bluish-green glaze. 

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art. 05 Nov 08. London