A fine blue and white Ming-style arrow vase, seal mark and period of Qianlong

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Lot 2780. A fine blue and white Ming-style arrow vase, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 19.3 cm., 7 5/8 in. Estimate 300,000 — 400,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,040,000 HKD© Sotheby's 2010

the ovoid body painted with stylised foliate scrolls, set between pendent and upright plantain leaves, the tall cylindrical neck detailed with swirling waves rising to a slightly flared rim, flanked by a pair of lug handles and fastened together with a keyfret band, the underside inscribed with a six-character reign mark.

ProvenanceChristie's Hong Kong, 30th May 2006, lot 1408.

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, Hong Kong, 08 Oct 2010