A pair of famille rose 'butterfly' bottle vases, Guangxu six-character marks in iron-red and of the period (1875-1908)

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Lot 286. A pair of famille rose 'butterfly' bottle vases, Guangxu six-character marks in iron-red and of the period (1875-1908). 15 in. (38.2 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 15,000 - GBP 20,000. Price realised GBP 27,500. © Christies Images Ltd 2017

Each vase is decorated with a multitude of butterflies separated by a gilt-bordered band of lotus sprays and gilt shou characters on the shoulder. 

Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, 7 November 2017, London