A famille rose turquoise-ground vase, Jiaqing seal mark and of the period. Sold for £25,000 (€34,633). Photo Bonhams.
The cylindrical body vividly enamelled in pink, yellow, blue and green tones with eight large lotus flower heads borne on meandering leafy tendrils, alternated with descending bats holding leafy sprays of gourds and reserved on a bright turquoise ground, all above lappets to the foot and a band of ruyi-heads to the sloping shoulder, rising to a short neck decorated with small flower heads on a dense ground of scrolling foliage, the interior and underside glazed turquoise.23.4cm (9 1/4in) high
Notes: Compare with a related vase, Jiajing seal mark and of the period, from the Qing Court Collection, of similar form decorated with lotus scrolls and dragons on a green ground and with ruyi handles, illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum: Porcelain with Cloisonné Enamel Decoration and Famille Rose Decoration, Hong Kong, 1999, no.173.
A related pair of vases, Jiaqing iron-red seal marks and of the period, was sold at Christie's London, 5 November 2013, lot 473.
Bonhams. FINE CHINESE ART, 14 May 2015 10:00 BST - LONDON, NEW BOND STREET