Lot 214. A blue and white Ming-style bottle vase, Guangxu six-character mark and of the period (1875-1908); 40cm., 15 3/4 inEstimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Lot Sold 12,500 GBP© Sotheby's

the slightly flared foot rising to a bulbous body, wasted neck and slightly flaring rim, painted with a broad band of composite foliate scroll above a petal lappet band and classic scroll on the foot, with further foliate scroll above a ruyi band on the shoulder and upright leaves rising from a band of key fret on the neck below a wave band at the flared mouth.

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, London, 12 May 2010.