A Ge-Type Crackle-Glazed Faceted Pear-Shaped Vase, Fanghu. Daoguang Seal Mark In Underglaze Blue And Of The Period (1821-1850).  photo Christie's Ltd 2011

The two broad sides molded with a peach-shaped panel, and the narrow sides with a pair of faceted lug handles, covered allover with a pale blue-grey glaze suffused with an irregular network of black ('iron wire') crackle interspersed with pale golden crackle ('golden threads') that also covers the foot, the bottom of the foot with a black dressing; 12 1/8 in. (31 cm.) high - Estimate $20,000 - $30,000. Price Realized $140,500

Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Part I & II,  15 - 16 September 2011. New York, Rockefeller Plaza. www.christies.com