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Lot 71. A blue and white bottle vase, Guangxu six-character mark and of the period (1875-1908); 39cm (15 1/2in) high. Sold for £ 27,500 (€ 30,826). © Bonhams.

The rounded body painted in vivid blue with a continuous leafy meander issuing six heavy blossoms above upright lappets and classic scroll at the foot, the shoulder with pendent ruyi-heads between moulded bands beneath a further floral meander, the flaring neck with long stiff lappets pointing upwards beneath a band of waves at the rim. 

Provenance: an English private collection.

Note: A similar blue and white bottle vase, Guangxu period, from the Qing Court Collection, is illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum: Blue and White Porcelain with Underglaze Red (III), Beijing, 2010, pl.159. Compare two similar vases, also with Guangxu marks and of the period, sold in these rooms, 8 November 2012, lots 58 and 59.

Bonhams. FINE CHINESE ART. London, New Bond Street, 15 May 2014