A pair of blue and white  Gin Bottles, 17th centuryPhoto: Christie's Images Ltd., 2012

The square sides painted in a soft cobalt blue with flowering plants growing from rockwork, narrow cylindrical necks ringed to take the cord from a cork or wax seal; 10¼ in. (26 cm.) high (2).  Estimate $2,000 - $3,000

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