Lot 3234. A blue and white bottle vase, Seal mark and period of Daoguang (1821-1850); 37 cm., 14 1/2 in. Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 HKD (39,143 — 58,715 EUR). Lot sold 740,000 HKD (72,415 EUR). Photo Sotheby's
the globular body rising from a short spreading foot to a tall waisted neck, finely painted in rich cobalt-blue tones with a composite floral scroll between a band of lappets and a frieze of pendent ruyi at the shoulder, the neck with plantain leaves above a key-fret border, further decorated with ruyi and a band of tumultuous waves around the mouthrim, the base inscribed with a six-character seal mark in underglaze blue.
Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, Hong Kong, 04 Apr 2012