A pair of moulded blue and white baluster vases and covers, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period. Photo Sotheby's.

each with a baluster body rising from a stepped foot to a waisted neck gently flaring at the rim, brightly painted with figures in a riverside landscape with elaborate tiered pavilions, all between moulded lotus lappets variously enclosing floral sprays and landscape scenes, the neck with panelled decoration with flowers and insects and the foot with a diaper band, decorated with lingzhi to the base, the domed cover similarly decorated. Quantité: 4 - 61cm., 24in. Estimation 15,000 - 25,000 GBP

Provenance: Formerly in Säfstaholm Castle, Vingäker, Sweden.

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