Lot 3078. A lime-green ground famille-rose bottle vase, seal mark and period of Jiaqing (1796-1820); 35 cm., 13 3/4 inEstimate  500,000 — 700,000 HKDLot Sold 740,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's.

the globluar body rising to a tall waisted neck flaring at the mouth, brightly enamelled with bats and butterflies amid lotus flowers borne on foliate scrolls and auspicious symbols of peaches and 'endless knots', all reserved on a lime-green ground and set between a row of ruyi heads collaring the mouth and upright lappets skirting the base, above a row of pink-ground key-fret encircling the foot, the base inscribed with an iron-red six-character reign mark reserved on a turquoise ground.

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 08 april 2011