A large blue and white double-gourd vase, Ming Dynasty, Wanli Period. Photo Sotheby's

of double-gourd form, the generously rounded lower body tapering at the waist before rising to a compressed globular upper bulb surmounted by a long neck, the neck decorated with two registers, each with variously shaped cartouches enclosing floral and foliate motifs, the upper bulb divided into six wide panels alternating with thin strips, each panel enclosing large floral blooms, including lotus and peonies, all above the lower bulb with two further registers, each detailed with floral and fruiting branches within shaped cartouches; 54 cm., 21 1/4 in. Estimation 200,000 — 300,000 HKD

Sotheby's. Playthings From The Collection of Edward T. Chow Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Collections Chinese Art Through the Eye of Sakamoto Gor - Asian Lacquer. Hong Kong | 27 mai 2014 -http://www.sothebys.com/