Lot 3215. A fine blue and white stemcup,Daoguang sealmark and of the period (1821-1850); 3 1/2 in. (8.9 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 50,000 - HKD 80,000. Price Realised HKD 212,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2010.

Painted around the flaring body with lanca characters interspersed with flower-heads growing from scrolled stems issuing curled leaves above a band of radiating lappets, the splayed stem with a collar decorated with sprigs above tassels pendent from ruyi-heads repeated in a band around the foot, the interior with a large stylised flower-head medallion.

Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 1 December 2010, Hong Kong