Lot 1444. A rare embellished bamboo veneer wall vase, 18th century; 8 in. (20.4 cm.) highEstimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000. Price realised USD USD 12,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011

Of faceted baluster shape, the front and sides of the tapering body carved with pendent blades inlaid with turquoise-colored cicadas and reserved on a diaper ground above a band of key fret on the shallow wood foot, the rounded shoulder carved with a taotie band, and the waisted neck inlaid with a taotie mask below further diaper pattern and flanked by a pair of dark scroll handles, the plain bamboo veneer back with a small opening for hanging

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