An unusual Wucai five-piece garniture, Kangxi period.. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010

Comprising three baluster vases and covers and a pair of beaker vases, each with spiral-fluted midsection decorated with colorful flowering vine, the domed covers molded as overlapping petals; 12 5/8 in. (32 cm.) high (8) - Estimate $20,000 - $30,000


A Wucai baluster jar and cover, 17th century.. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010

Enameled in a bright palette with phoenix flying amidst large peony blooms growing from scrolling leafy vines, the domed cover with pointed blue knop; 15½ in. (39.3 cm.) high (2) - Estimate $7,000 - $10,000

Property from a Private Collection (lot 2)


A small Wucai vase, Transitional period.. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010

Vividly enameled with three clusters of fruit, pomegranates, peaches and kumquats, the rim with a light brown wash; 6½ in. (16.5 cm.) high - Estimate $2,000 - $3,000

Christie's.  Chinese Export Art , 25 January 2011, New York, Rockefeller Plaza www.christies.com