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.
Provenance: Christie's Hong Kong, 30th May 2006, lot 1408.