A famille rose pink-ground 'olive-stone-shaped' vase, Iron-red Daoguang seal mark and of the period. Sold for £47,500 (€67,242). Photo: Bonhams.
Delicately enamelled to the exterior with large lotus flower heads borne on scrolling meanders issuing foliate leaves, alternated with attributes of the Eight Immortals tied on curling ribbons, interspersed cloud scrolls and reserved on a bright pink ground above lappets to the foot, the gently everted rim bordered by a band of ruyi-head, the interior and base glazed turquoise, box. 27.6cm (10 7/8in) high (2).
Provenance: an English private collection, circa 1900 and thence by descent
Bonhams London, 12 May 2011, lot 363
A distinguished Asian private collection
Bonhams. FINE CHINESE ART, 12 Nov 2015 10:00 GMT - LONDON, NEW BOND STREET