A pair of large powder blue gilt baluster vases, 18th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2011

Decorated around the body with a mountainous river landscape, with a band of flowers around the shoulder; 25¼ in. (64 cm.) high (2) - Estimate £3,000 - £5,000

Christie's. The Sunday Sale, 31 July 2011. London, South Kensington www.christies.com