Lot 10. A small blue and white beaker vase, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795). Height 8 7/16 in., 21.4 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USDLot sold 290,500 USD. Photo Sotheby's

of archaic bronze gu-form, the central bulb decorated with lingzhi and interlocking scrollwork, the splayed base and the trumpet neck with a composite floral scroll, a band of classic scroll beneath the widely flaring rim, seal mark in underglaze blue. 

Provenance: Sotheby's Hong Kong, 2nd May 1995, lot 71.

Property from the Estate of William and Jennifer Shaw.

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, New York, 11 september 2012