Lot 2370. A rare famille rose inscribed scroll-form wall vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 6½ in. (16.5 cm.) long. Estimate HKD 600,000 - HKD 800,000. Price realised HKD 740,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2012
The vase is finely potted in the form of a book scroll. One end of the scroll has an opening to the vase and is enamelled with a pink diamond diaper ground. The other end of the scroll is decorated with branches bearing magnolia and inscribed with a two-line poem written in seven-character stanza. The underside is enamelled pink and pierced for suspension, box.
Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 28 November 2012