A very rare large famille rose oval wine cistern in 'Pronk' taste, Early Qianlong. Photo Bonhams.
Thickly potted and decorated in Western taste with four foliate medallions between four floral garlands on the body suspended from gilt scrolls flanking leaf-like masks on the neck, the inside of the neck enamelled pink and the interior with scattered four peony yellow or pink peony sprays and butterflies in flight, the foot with foliate lappets in iron-red and gilt. 47.4cm (18 5/8in) wide. Estimate £12,000 - 15,000 (€14,000 - 18,000). Unsold
Bonhams. FINE CHINESE ART. London, New Bond Street. 7 Nov 2013 - www.bonhams.com