Lot 409. A famille-verte bamboo-form teapot and cover, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 13.5cm., 5 ¼ in. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBPLot sold 7,500 GBP. © Sotheby's

the baluster body divided into sectioned lobes simulating bamboo, set with a curved spout and loop handle, painted with birds and floral sprays, the stepped cover similarly decorated and surmounted by a twisted bamboo finial. 

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, London, 14 May 2014