A flambé-glazed hu, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 1484. A flambé-glazed hu, Qing dynasty, 19th century. Height 8 1/2  in., 21.6 cm. Estimate $3,000 - $5,000. Sold: $3,750. © Sotheby's

the heavily potted ovoid body rising from a tapering foot to a short waisted neck and slightly flared mouth, the shoulders with elephant mask handles, the whole covered in a red glaze suffused with vibrant blue and violet.

Sotheby's. Saturday at Sotheby's: Asian Art, New York, 18 March 2017