A blue and white Moonflask, Baoyueping. Yongzheng six-character seal mark and of the period (1723-35) . Photo Christie's Image Ltd, 2011

Painted in the Ming style with simulated 'heaping and piling', the bulbous body decorated with various blooms, including lotus, peony and chrysanthemum, borne on a leafy vine with scrolling tendrils, the shoulders applied with handles decorated with small blooms on leafy sprigs, the cylindrical neck painted to each side with a flower head amongst leafy branches set between two bands of classic scroll; 10¾ (27 cm.) high. Estimate £40,000 - £60,000Price Realized £133,250                                         

清雍正   青花纏枝花卉紋抱月瓶   六字篆書款

Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 8 November 2011; London, King Street www.christies.com.