A large and rare Imperial yellow jar. Kangxi Mark and Period. photo Sotheby's.

the rounded sides rising from a recessed ring base to a broad short neck with everted rim, covered overall in a rich egg-yolk yellow glaze, the base glazed white; 35.5cm., 14in. Estimate 10,000—15,000 GBP. Lot Sold 37,250 GBP

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art. 10 Nov 10. London www.sothebys.com