Lot 98. A large 'Fahua'-type garlic-head mouth vase, Ming-Qing dynasty; height 21 in., 53.3 cm. Estimate 15,000 — 25,000 USD. Lot Sold 37,500 USD. photo Sotheby's 2011
the compressed globular body rising to tall neck everting to a garlic-head mouth, decorated with large flowers around the neck and body, with jewelled garlands suspended around the neck and upright lappets encircling the foot, the design picked-out in yellow, blue, green and ivory-white enamels on a deep aubergine ground, the interior glazed green.
Sotheby's. Informing the Eye of the Collector: Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art from J.T. Tai & Co. 22 Mar 11. New York