Lot 2056. A blue and white 'peach and bat' moonflask, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 24.3 cm., 9 1/2 in. Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 HKD (38,562 — 57,843 EUR). Lot Sold 500,000 HKD (48,203 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's.
the flattened circular body rising from a short spreading foot to a tall trumpet neck flanked by a pair of ruyi handles, moulded in low relief to either side with a peach-shaped panel painted in rich cobalt-blue tones with bats flying amongst fruiting peach sprays, reserved on a leafy floral scroll ground similarly decorated to the sides and neck, the foot with a 'classic' band.
Provenance: Acquired in Hong Kong, 1991