A blue and white 'soft-paste' 'cong' vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate 12,000 — 15,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's
the square-sectioned archaic form with each corner of molded square panels enclosing a horizontal rib, reserved on a underglaze blue floral scroll ground, divided by vertical rectangular panels painted with three central flowerheads against further foliate scroll, supported on a short circular foot with a narrow diaper border, the tapering neck with a spearhead band - Height 15 in., 38.1 cm
Provenance: Collection of Dr. and Mrs. Silas Andersen, acquired while traveling in China in the 1920s and thence by descent.
Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 15 Sep 2015, 02:00 PM