A large blue and white vase, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century - Sotheby's

of rectangular section, the baluster body rising from a stepped foot to a waisted neck and lipped rim, flanked by a pair of archaistic kui dragon handles, the exterior painted with the beribboned bajixiang (Eight Buddhist Treasures) and an baxian (attributes of the Eight Immortals) interspersed amongst meandering floral scrolls, all between stylised floral scrolls divided by keyfret bands, the rim encircled by keyfret and ruyi bands and the foot with upright plantain leaves; 57cm., 22 3/8 in. Estimation: 60,000 - 80,000 GBP

PROVENANCE: Collection of T.T. Tsui.

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art. London | 15 mai 2013, www.sothebys.com