Lot 85. A large blue and white Hu-form vase, Qianlong mark, 19th century; 24 1/2in (62.2cm) high. Estimate US$ 15,000 - 20,000 (€ 13,000 - 18,000). © Bonhams.
Heavily potted and molded in raised relief with taotie masks suspending mock rings at the shoulder, painted in shades of rich cobalt with wave and stiff-leaf bands around the waisted neck, consecutive bands of scrolling lotus, composite blossoms and waves encircling the ovoid body above a lappet band at the foot, the recessed base bearing the six-character seal mark in cobalt and all surfaces except the foot ring covered with a colorless glaze.
Bonhams. Fine Asian Works of Art, San Francisco, 25 Jun 2019, 10:00 PDT