Lot 182. From the property of Mary Duchess of Roxburghe. A large pair of Chinese famille-verte baluster jars and covers, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 GBP. Lot sold 18,750 GBP. Photo courtesy Sotheby's.

each painted with peacocks and other birds in flight amongst large peonies and other floral blooms borne on leafy branches, all below a chevron band around the shoulder, the neck decorated with floral branches issuing from pierced rocks, the domed cover similarly decorated; each 59.7cm., 23 1/2 in. Quantity: 4

LiteratureCrewe House, London, Inventory, 1913, p.77, in the Entrance Hall; A Pair of Famille Verte oviform jars & Covers, decorated Birds, grotesque figures and Foliage in enamel colours. 34" high.

Sotheby's. The Duchess Property & Precious Objects from the Estate of Mary, Duchess of Roxburghe London, 27 May 2015