A double-gourd vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's
the upper gourd painted in underglaze-blue and red with leafy branches bearing six peaches, the lower gourd covered in a celadon glaze beneath a red and green floral scroll band, the base inscribed with mark reading Shijin Tang zhi (Hall of Generations of Splendour)
23.8cm., 9 3/8 in.