A pair of Chinese blue and white jars and covers . 18th century

Each painted with four phoenix flying amongst oversized scrolling peony sprays and dense foliage. 16¾in. (42.6cm.) high (2) Estimate £3,000 - £4,000


A pair of Chinese celadon ground blue and white vases and covers. 19th century

Each with applied twin dragons to the shoulder, painted to the body with a tiger amongst a rocky landscape, the reverse with chrysanthemum sprays issuing from rockworks, Buddhistic lion finial to covers. 24½in. (62.2cm.) high (2) Estimate £3,000 - £4,000


A Chinese export blue and white ewer . The porcelain, 18th century

With later Dutch silver mounts, painted to the body with bands of Precious Symbols and blossoming sprays, including peony, chrysanthemum, prunus, and bamboo. 10½in. (26.7cm.) high. Estimate £2,000 - £3,000


A Chinese blue and white lotus jar and wood cover . Kangxi (1662-1722)

Painted to the body with stylised lotus flowerheads and scrolling foliage. 18¼in. (46.3cm.) high. Estimate £1,000 - £1,500


A matched pair of Chinese blue and white ginger jars and covers. 19th century

Each of ovoid form, painted with blossoming prunus branches on cracked ice grounds, one with Kangxi underglaze blue four-character mark to base. The largest - 12in. (30.7cm.) high (2) Estimate £800 - £1,200


A Chinese blue and white figural jar with white metal mount and wood stand. 19th century

The porcelain painted with a figure seated on the back of a qilin stead, boy attendants waving banners before her, with white metal rim and cover, and raised on a fitted pierced wood base. 12¼in. (31.2cm.) high. Estimate £600 - £1,000

Christie's Interiors. 21 July 2009. London, South Kensington www.christies.com