A Pair Of Ruby-Ground Famille-Rose Wall Vases Qianlong Seal Marks And Period. Photo Sotheby's

each of semi-circular section, decorated on the curved side with a ruyi-border at the mouth above lotus blossoms borne on foliate scrolls incorporating a bat suspending a wan symbol,  the waisted neck flanked by foliate scroll handles, with an integral simulated gold-wire inlaid wood stand, the flat side pierced with four holes and a notch for hanging, the interior covered with turquoise enamel, four-character gilt seal mark in a line (2). Heights 7 7/8 in., 20 cm. Estimation: 30,000 - 50,000 USD - Lot. Vendu 74,500 USD

PROVENANCE: Estate of Frank Buttram, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, acquired in the late 1920s.

NOTE DE CATALOGUE: A pair of baluster-shaped wall vases of similar color and decoration, also with Qianlong marks and of the period was sold in our London rooms, 13th May 2009, lot 203.

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. New York | 11 sept. 2012 www.sotheby's.com