A blue-glazed vase, cong. Qianlong seal mark and period

the body of square form rising from a short ring foot to a short slightly tapering circular mouth, set to either side of the body with an elephant head handle suspending a fixed ring, covered overall in a rich purplish-blue glaze, fitted wood box. 29.3cm., 11 1/2in. Est. 6,000—8,000 GBP. Lot Sold 17,500 GBP

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