A celadon-glazed vase, meiping. Ming Dynasty. Photo Sotheby's

the baluster body rising from a waisted foot below a broad shoulder and a short narrow flared mouth, finely carved on the sides with meandering peony scrolls bearing large blooms on a dense foliate ground, all between a chevron collar encircling the neck and an overlapping lappet border on the foot, thickly covered overall in a light celadon glaze; 26.2 cm., 10 1/4 in. Estimate 180,000-250,000 HKD. Unsold

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. Hong Kong. 05 Oct 2011 www.sothebys.com