Lot 33. A large and rare cloisonné enamel trumpet vase, Ming dynasty; 68 cm, 26 3/4 in. Estimate 12,000 — 18,000 GBP. Lot sold 28,750 £ (32,927 €). © Sotheby's.
the baluster body rising from a high domed spreading foot to a tall trumpet neck with flaring rim, brightly decorated around the exterior with bands of shou characters encircled within leafy scrolls, divided by four notched vertical flanges and all reserved on a turquoise-blue ground.