A large  Chinese Export blue and white sleeve vase. Transitional period. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2012

Painted with a continuous view of a court figure and his attendants beneath a willow tree and among craggy rocks, a peasant offering a crane to the courtier; 17½ in. (44.4 cm.) high. Estimate $20,000 - $30,000

Christie's. Chinese Export Art. 23 January 2012. New York, Rockefeller Plaza www.christies.com