Lot 158. A large Ming-style blue and white vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Height 18 7/8 in., 48 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot sold 221,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's.
the globular body surmounted by a waisted neck rising to a slightly flared rim, finely painted in varying shades of blue with contrived 'heaping and piling', the body with detached flowering and fruiting sprays, with ruyi-head sprigs at the shoulder and upright lappets at the neck, the splayed foot and rim encircled by a scroll band.
Provenance: Chak's Gallery, Hong Kong.