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A celadon-glazed ‘Melon’ wall vase, Qianlong seal mark and period - Sothebys

modelled in the form of a large lobed melon with an adjacent smaller melon, borne on curling tendrils issuing vine leaves, decorated in low-relief with a butterfly near the bottom, covered overall in a pale celadon glaze pooling at the recessed areas, the reverse with a four-character seal mark; 15.5cm., 6 1/8 in. Estimation: 12,000 - 18,000 GBP

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