Lot 210. A powder-blue and gilt rouleau vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 45.5cm (18in) high. Estimate £6,000 - 8,000 (€7,100 - 9,400). Photo: Bonhams.
The well-potted vase with a slightly cylindrical body and a tall neck supported by a galleried rim, decorated with shaped cartouches depicting magpies perching on branches of flowering prunus, chrysanthemums and blossoming lotus, all reserved on a gilt ground of scrolling flowers between a band of lappets and Precious Objects.
Provenance: an Italian private collection
Note: Compare a similar powder-blue rouleau vase, Kangxi, decorated with gilt designs of flowering plants and mythical beasts, which sold at Christie's New York, 19 March 2015, lot 457.