A rare blue and white porcelain ewer. Qianlong

The barrel-shaped body set upon a short circular foot, issuing a long cylindrical neck supporting a spout and strap-form handle connecting to the shoulder and terminating in lingzhi heads, the exterior molded to form slightly lobed rectangular reserves enclosing blooming peach branches between borders of classic scrolls and lotus petals just above the foot and at the shoulder area, the neck painted with blossom sprigs and lingzhi fungus that repeat to the spout and handle, a leiwen band just below the mouth rim.. 11 3/4in (29.8cm) high. Estimate: $10,000 - 15,000


A blue and white porcelain meiping. Qianlong

Its rounded shoulder and waisted body painted in cobalt line and wash with an auspicious deer, a lion dog and a longma striding above a tiger and qilin. 11 7/8in (30cm) high. Estimate: $3,000 - 4,000

Bonhams. Fine Asian Works of Art, 29 Jun 2009. 220 San Bruno Avenue, San Francisco www.bonhams.com