Lot 154. A coral-glazed bottle vase, Blue-enamelled Tui Si Tang Zhi mark, Qianlong period (1736-95); 12½ in. (31.8 cm.) highEstimate GBP 4,000 - GBP 6,000. Price realised GBP 5,378. © Christie's Images Ltd 2004

With a globular body below a cylindrical neck, enamelled on the exterior below the gilt rim with a bright pinkish-orange glaze stopping neatly around the foot, the interior and the base with a pale turquoise enamel

Provenance: E. T. Hall Collection, no. 121

Note: Compare the similarly shaped vase under a copper-red glaze, illustrated in Monochrome Porcelain, The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum (Beijing), Hong Kong, 1999, p. 29, no. 26.

Christie's. Chinese Monochrome Porcelain from the Collection of the late E. T. Hall, London, 7 June 2004