A blue and white cylindrical sleeve vase, Shunzhi period (1644-1661)

Lot 110. A blue and white cylindrical sleeve vase, Shunzhi period (1644-1661); 45cm (17¾in) high (2). Estimate: £8,000 - 12,000Price realised £45,650. Photo Bonhams

Painted on one side with three mythical figures, one accompanied by a deer, one wearing a leaf jacket and holding a spray of bamboo, and one in an elegant robe holding a basket of flowers, gathered together on a moonlit rocky terrace, wood stand. 

A fine blue and white cylindrical sleeve vase, Shunzhi period (1644-1661)

Lot 111. A fine blue and white cylindrical sleeve vase, Shunzhi period (1644-1661); 48cm (19in) highEstimate: £8,000 - 12,000. Price realised £27,500. Photo Bonhams

Attractively painted in greyish-blue of vibrant tones with a design starting from the right and moving around the vase to the left, four attendants and a canopy-bearer accompanying a distinguished figure presenting a scroll to a herdsman beside two large buffaloes on a leafy terrace, wood stand.

A blue and white cylindrical sleeve vase, Shunzhi period (1644-1661)

Lot 146. A blue and white cylindrical sleeve vase, Shunzhi period (1644-1661); 39cm (15 3/8in) high. Estimate: £5,000 - 8,000. Price realised £10,625. Photo Bonhams

The slender cylindrical body brightly painted with a scene of scholars and attendants in a garden divided by rocks and cloud scrolls beneath a band of flowers and rocks at the flaring brown-dressed rim.

Provenance: Ove Stenbeck Collection, no.B.14

Exhibited: Den Befriade Penseln. 300 År av Kinesiskt Porslin och Konsthantverk. Collection Stenbeck, Heinola, Finland, 4 June - 3 September 2000

BonhamsFine Chinese Art, 10 Nov 2011, New Bond Street