A Rare Gold-Ground 'Famille-Rose' Vase, Yongzheng Mark - Photo Sotheby's

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; 17.2cm., 6 3/4 in. Estimation: 50,000 - 70,000 GBP

PROVENANCE: Sotheby's New York, 20th February 1975, lot 292

Sotheby's. Treasures of the Qing Court, A Personal Perspective. London | 07 nov. 2012, www.sothebys.com