Lot 121. A blue-glazed cong, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795); 29.2cm., 11 1/2 in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Lot sold 79,250 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's.
of square section rising from a ring foot to a short tapering neck, moulded on the sides in relief with a pair of elephant head handles suspending fixed rings, covered overall with a rich purplish blue glaze, inscribed to the base with a six-character Qianlong seal mark, with wood stand and Japanese wooden box. Quantity: 3.
Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art. London | 09 Nov 2011