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

Lot 46. A cloisonné enamel and gilt-bronze 'arrow' vase, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 14.5cm., 5 3/4 in. Estimate 8,000 - 12,000 GBP. Lot sold 25,000 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 leafy floral scroll reserved on a dark blue ground.

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