Lot 49. A blue and white 'Boys' square vase, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735). Height 4 3/8 in., 11 cm. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 USD. Lot sold 31,250 USD. Photo Sotheby's
each side painted with a rectangular panel enclosing four boys in various leisurely pursuits, riding a hobby-horse, catching crickets, fishing and playing with toys, all reserved on a ground of dense scrolling lotus extending from below the neck to above the foot, six-character mark in underglaze blue.
Property from the Estate of William and Jennifer Shaw
Provenance: Christie's Swire Hong Kong, 31st March 1992, lot 613.
Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, New York, 11 september 2012