A blue and white 'Longevity' beaker vase. Qing dynasty, Kangxi periodPhoto Sotheby's

of gu shape, painted overall in bright cobalt-blue tones with crane roundels and fruiting peach sprays supporting stylised shou characters dispersed amongst stylised cloud scrolls, the base with a double circle; 45.7cm., 18in. Estimate 15,000-25,000 GBP. Unsold

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art. Londres | 09 Nov 2011 www.sothebys.com