Lot 950. A small Ming-style blue and white brush washer, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 3¾ in. (9.5 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 20,000. Price realised USD 68,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014  

The compressed body is decorated in fifteenth-century style with lotus scroll above a petal-lappet band on the foot, and bands of classic scroll and leaf tips on the shoulder and waisted neck.

ProvenanceEleanor Moorhouse collection, Canada

Christie's. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 18 – 19 September 2014, New York, Rockefeller Plaza