Lot 2161. Two blue and white bottle vases, Guangxu six-character marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1875-1908); 15¾ in. (34 cm.) high. Estimate USD 25,000 - USD 35,000. Price Realized USD 100,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.
Each globular body is encircled by a frieze of composite foliate scroll above a petal-lappet border and repeated in a narrow band on the shoulder above a pendent ruyi band, all separated by raised borders. The waisted neck is decorated with a band of upright, overlapping leaf tips between key-fret and ruyi borders below a band of waves at the rim.
Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, New York, 20 - 21 March 2014