Three liver-red-glazed dishes, Yongzheng and Qianlong marks and of the period (1723-35 and 1736-95)

a pair of saucer-shaped dishes under even glazes thinning to white at the rims, underglaze blue Yongzheng six-character marks to base; and a similar, smaller dish, under a slightly deeper glaze, underglaze blue Qianlong six-character mark to base -- the pair 8 1/8 in. (20.5 cm.) diam. (3) - Est. £2,000 - £3,000


A moulded celadon vase, 18th/19th century

of ovoid form, decorated to the body with bands of raised geometric designs between panels of incised key-fret -- 14½in. (36.8cm.) high. Est. £1,600 - £2,000


A celadon glazed cylindrical brushpot

carved with stylised confronting mythical beasts amongst trailing lingzhi sprays on a ground of cloud scrolls, underglaze blue four character commendation mark to base 'Wen zhang shan dou' (Scholarship as high as the mountains and the Great Bear) -- 8½in. (21.5cm) diam. Est. £1,000 - £2,000


A robin's egg glazed vase, 18th century

the body of ovoid form with a short waisted neck and on a short footrim, a slender raised band to the body near the foot and a further parallel double band to the shoulder, covered with a mottled turquoise and deep purple glaze -- 5 5/8in. (14.3cm.) high. Est. £1,000 - £1,500


A celadon glazed gu vase, 19th century

moulded to the raised mid-section with peony sprays and scrolling leaves, stiff petal formed lappets extending outwards from the centre, covered in a pale green transluscent glaze -- 15 5/8in. (39.6cm.) high. Est. £1,000 - £1,500


A small sang de boeuf baluster vase, 18th century

covered in a deep red streaked and crackled glaze fading to a mushroom tone to the rim, the base in a light celadon glaze; and a small tea dust glazed vase -- the first - 9in. (22.9cm.) high. (2). Est. £1,000 - £1,500


A mirror black glazed double gourd vase with painted enamel bow, Daoguang mark and of the period (1822-1851)

painted to the waisted centre in blue, yellow and pink enamels with a large tied bow, a painted ruyi-head border to the flaring gilt rim, Daoguang iron-red seal to base -- 9in. (22.9cm.) high. Est. £800 - £1,200


A celadon jardiniere, 18th century

thickly potted with steep sides rising to an everted rim, moulded to the body with scrolling peony sprays and foliage -- 13 3/8in. (34cm.) diam., wood stand. Est. £600 - £1,000


A porcelain fish formed snuff bottle, Jiaqing (1796-1821)

modelled with a scaled body and flaring fin foot, the open mouth forming the rim of the bottle -- 3 7/8in. (10cm.) high, agate stopper, with box. Est. £600 - £800


An iron-red enamelled and gilt dragon vase

with rounded body and flaring neck, the iron-red ground impressed with designs, with gilt embellishments depicting dragons in flight, some chasing flaming pearls, surrounded by cloud scrolls and thunder bolts, interior rim and base with pale green enamels -- 11in. (28cm.) high, wood stand. Est. £500 - £800

Christie's. Chinese Works of Art. 10 September 2009. London, South Kensington. Image Christie's Ltd 2009 www.christies.com