A large pair of 'famille-verte' baluster vases. Qing dynasty, Kangxi period

each boldly constructed and painted in bright enamels with vertical panels of qilin, deer, tigers and figures in mountainous river landscapes, with further panels of lotus, peony, chrysanthemum and precious objects. 54cm., 21 1/4 in. Est. 10,000—15,000 GBP. Lot Sold 12,500 GBP

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. 13 May 09. London www.sothebys.com