Lot 37. A fine blue and white bottle vase, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795); 38 cm, 15 in. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 GBP (35,022 - 58,370 EUR). Lot sold 40,000 GBP (51,684 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's.
the globular body rising from a short spreading foot to a tall waisted neck and a flared rim, moulded around the stepped shoulder and the body with fillet, the body brightly painted to simulate the 'heaping and piling' effect, depicting meandering composite floral scrolls above lappet and foliate scroll bands, the shoulder encircled by a narrow composite floral scroll above pendent ruyi heads, all below upright plantain leaves and a keyfret band around the neck, the rim with a band of breaking waves above a ruyi band, inscribed to the base with a six-character seal mark in underglaze blue.