Lot 1772. An unusual underglaze red and blue-decorated pear-shaped vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 8½ in. (21.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000Price realised USD 20,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011. 

The body painted in various shades of underglaze blue and soft copper red shading to pale olive spotted in green with three different butterflies, all below the slightly waisted neck that rises to a lipped rim, with a double blue circle on the base, wood stand.

ProvenanceBluett, London.

Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Part I and Part II Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections, New York, 24 March 2011