Lot 1355. A fine blue and white sleeve vase, Transitional period, circa 1644-1661; 18 in. (45.9 cm.) high. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 37,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010.

Well painted with a seated qilin looking up at a phoenix in flight, with banana trees and a rock on the reverse, all between incised anhua borders below a leaf tip band.

Provenance: S. & G. Gump, San Francisco, 1920s-30s.

Christie'sFine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections. 26 March 2010. New York, Rockefeller Plaza