Lot 821. A Ming-style blue and white globular bottle vase, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 14 1/2 in., 36.8 cm. Estimate 20,000 - 30,000 USD. Lot sold 78,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's.
the globular body molded with double filets and further single filets at the stepped shoulder just below the tall waisted neck, finely painted overall with a major band of composite flower scroll above a skirt of upright lappets and classic scrolls at the flared foot, below further composite scrolls and pendant ruyi heads at the shoulder, and keyfret bands and upright plantain blades at the tall waisted neck, with further pendant ruyi heads and wave border to the flared rim, the bright cobalt blue finely stippled to imitate 'heaping and piling'.
Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, including Property from the Collection of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York, 19-20 march 2007