Lot 101. A Rare Gold-Ground 'Famille-Rose' Vase, Yongzheng Mark (1723-1735); 17.2cm., 6 3/4 in. Estimate 50,000 - 70,000 GBP. Lot sold 97,250 GBP. Courtesy Photo Sotheby's 2012
the tapering ovoid body rising to a tall waisted neck, brightly painted with five dragons pacing amongst trailing clouds above cresting waves, similarly decorated at the neck, the rim encircled with pendent ruyi heads, all reserved on a gold ground, the interior and the base glazed silver, the base inscribed with a four-character Yongzheng mark in blue enamel.
Provenance: Sotheby's New York, 20th February 1975, lot 292
Sotheby's. Treasures of the Qing Court, A Personal Perspective. London, 07 nov. 2012