A cloisonné enamel and gilt-bronze 'arrow' vase, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 45. A cloisonné enamel and gilt-bronze 'arrow' vase, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 15cm., 5 7/8 in. Estimate 10,000 - 15,000 GBP. Lot sold 35,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's

the compressed globular body rising from a short spreading foot to a tall cylindrical neck set with a pair of tubular handles, brightly enamelled around the body with a composite floral scroll between lotus lappet and stiff leaf bands, all reserved on a dark blue ground.

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, London, 06 Nov 2013