A blue and white beaker vase, circa 1640. Photo Sotheby's

of flared form with a gently bulbous middle section, painted to the exterior with a grasshopper perched on leafy branches of cockscomb issuing from pierced rocks in a garden, all above an undulating ruyi scroll, the foot skirted with ruyi-shaped lappets, all divided by incised floral scroll and chevron borders; 18.5cm., 7 1/4 in. Estimation 5,000 - 7,000 GBP 

Provenance: Sotheby’s London, 9th May 1989, lot 1

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. London | 06 nov. 2013 - http://www.sothebys.com