Lot 64. A blue and white pear-shaped bottle vase, 18th century; 39cm (15 1/2in) high. Sold for £ 20,000 (€ 22,448). © Bonhams
Painted around the body with a continuous design of bats swooping amongst a fruiting double-gourd vine, between a ruyi-head and key-fret band at the shoulder and a lappet border at the foot, the neck with vertically rising plantain leaves.
Provenance: Sotheby's Hong Kong, 30 April-1 May 1996, lot 429
A British private collection.
Bonhams. FINE CHINESE ART. London, New Bond Street, 15 May 2014