Lot 3129. A Ming-style blue and white bottle vase, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 37 cm., 14 1/2 in. Estimate 350,000 — 450,000 HKD. Lot Sold 1,040,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's.
the globular body rising from a short spreading foot to a tall elegant waisted neck, moulded around the body with double fillets and a further single fillet at the stepped shoulder, finely painted in rich 'heaped and piled' cobalt-blue tones with a composite flower scroll band, all between lotus lappet and 'classic' scroll bands at the base and a ruyi band at the shoulder, the neck with stiff leaf and key-fret bands below a wave band at the rim, the base inscribed with an underglaze blue six-character mark.
Provenance: Christie's Hong Kong, 18th March 1991, lot 584.
Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 08 april 2011