Lot 165. A blue-glazed ritual vessel and cover, dou, Daoguang incised seal marks and period (1821-1850). Height 23.4 cm, 9 1/5 in. Estimate: 18,000 - 22,000 GBP. Lot sold 23,750 GBP. Photo Sotheby's
the U-shaped body supported on a tall waisted spreading foot, surmounted by a domed cover set with a rope-twist knob, moulded to the exterior with anarchistic bands in shallow relief, covered overall with a rich blue glaze, the interior of the cover and foot each with a raised six-character seal mark.
Provenance: Formerly in an private English collection (by repute).
Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 06 Nov 2019