A celadon-glazed slip-decorated vase, hu, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795). Estimate £2,000 – £3,000($3,068 - $4,602). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015
The vase has two elephant head handles and is relief-decorated in slip with a bird perched on a flowering branch amongst narcissus and lingzhi fungus. It is covered in an even celadon glaze. 14 1/8 in. (35.8 cm.) high.
Christie's. CHINESE CERAMICS, WORKS OF ART AND TEXTILES, 12 May 2015, London, South Kensington