Lot 1380. A large blue and white, iron red and gilt-decorated bottle vase, 18th-19th century; 15¾ in. (40 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 22,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010.

Painted in underglaze blue around the body with stylized fu and shou characters withinchi dragon roundels, surrounded by ascending and descending winged chilong and lotus sprigs painted in iron red, between lotus lappets below and ruyi heads and crashing waves above, the slender neck painted with conjoined chilong interspersed with iron-red florets beneath gilt and iron red shou characters and further borders of ruyi heads and waves, the rim covered in a brown wash.

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