An unusual blue and white waterpot, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

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Lot 2779. An unusual blue and white waterpot, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 5.3 cm., 2 1/8 in. Estimate 120,000 — 150,000 HKD. Lot sold 596,000 HKD© Sotheby's 2010

the delicately potted body with deep rounded sides rising from a recessed base to an everted flange and tapering cylindrical neck, painted around the exterior in rich cobalt-blue tones with leafy scrolling strapwork, the flange with a classic scroll band and the neck with four flower heads borne on leafy scrolling stems, the base with an underglaze blue six-character reign mark.

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