Lot 1378. An unusual large carved blue and white bottle vase, 18th century; 21 in. (53.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 37,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010.

With bulbous body tapering towards the tall, slender neck, carved allover with a sinuous dragon in pursuit of a large flaming pearl amidst scrolling clouds painted in underglaze blue, all between a ruyi border and a band of crashing waves at the rim, and a further border of crashing waves and classic scroll on the slightly splayed foot.

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