Lot 325. A fine pair of carved celadon-glazed 'chilong' bottle vases, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 42cm., 16 1/2 in. Estimate 50,000 - 70,000 GBP. Lot sold 104,500 GBP. Photo: Sothebys
each globular body rising from a short tapering foot to a tall slender cylindrical neck, finely carved around the exterior with two sinuous chilong amidst scrolling lingzhi, all below chevron, stiff leaf and ruyi bands at the neck, covered overall in an even bluish-green glaze, the base glazed white with underglaze blue double rings. Quantity: 2.