Lot 70. A large blue and white 'Three auspicious fruit' vase, Qianlong mark, late Qing Dynasty; 52cm (20 1/2in) high. Sold for £ 26,250 (€ 29,425).© Bonhams.
Sturdily potted with a broad bulbous body brightly painted with leafy sprays of fruiting peach, pomegranate and finger citron above stiff lappets at the foot and beneath a band of ruyi head below foaming waves below stylised floral and foliate meanders, the neck also with flowers on foliate scrolls flanked by two tubular handles painted with waves, a further band of waves beneath the slightly flaring rim.
Provenance: acquired by the father of the present owner, who was the Pakistan Ambassador to Beijing until June 1966
Bonhams. FINE CHINESE ART. London, New Bond Street, 15 May 2014