A blue and white gu-form 'Bird and Flower' vase, Transitional period, mid-17th century

Lot 14. A blue and white gu-form 'Bird and Flower' vase, Transitional period, mid-17th century; 18 in. (45.7 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 8,000 - GBP 12,000 (USD 10,440 - USD 15,660). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019

The tall vase is elegantly potted with a slightly waisted form, and is decorated on the neck with a long-tailed pheasant standing on rocks amongst peonies, chrysanthemum, and bamboo, all amongst two other birds in flight. The central section is decorated with a pomegranate spray, a prunus spray, and a lotus spray, all above a band of pendant leaves to the foot. 

Christie's Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, London, 14 May 2019