Lot 165. A soft-paste blue and white vase, meiping, Yongzheng-Qianlong period (1723-1795), 29cm (11 3/8in) high. Estimate £3,000 - 5,000 (€4,800 - 7,100). Photo: Bonhams.
The body rising from a slightly splayed foot to broad shoulders, deftly painted in bright cobalt blue with alternating flowering and fruiting branches of pomegranate, lychee and persimmon, the creamy-white body with overall craquelure.
Provenance: a British private collection, and thence by descent
Note: Compare with a related soft paste porcelain blue and white 'auspicious fruit' baluster vase, Yongzheng, illustrated in The Taft Museum: Its History and Collections, Vol.2, no.1931.57, p.595.