Lot 124. A 'Peach-Bloom' Waterpot, Kangxi Mark and Period (1662-1722); height 3 1/2 in., 8.9 cmEstimate 7,000 — 9,000 USD. Lot sold 13,750 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's.

the domed vessel with short, slightly waisted neck and slightly flared lip, all on a low foot ring, the body incised with three roundels depicting stylized dragons, the exterior with a mottled mushroom-pink glaze pooling to brick-red above the foot, scattered dark-green speckling.

A large 'Lanyao' bottle vase, changjingping, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 147. A large 'Langyao' bottle vase, changjingpingQing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); height 17 1/2 in., 44.5 cmEstimate 30,000 — 40,000 USD. Lot sold 33,400 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's.

the full pear-shaped body rising to a long slender neck, supported on a tall straight foot, covered overall with a crackled glaze of rich ruby color draining to a pale celadon towards the upper neck, the celadon glaze also on the recessed base.

Note: Compare a vase with a similar narrow neck and elongated body, sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 1st November 2004, lot 1156. A smaller example was sold at Christie's New York, 21st September 2004, lot 298.

 Sotheby'sFine Chinese Ceramics And Works Of Art, New York, 18 March 2008