A fine 'famille-verte' baluster vase. QIng dynasty, Kangxi period. photo Sotheby's

the slightly spreading foot, rising to a rounded body, waisted neck and flaring rim, delicately and brightly enameld with rectangular panels of ladies with attendants standing in gardens, alternating with pomegranate-shaped panels of mountainous river landscapes each above a panel of a deer and a crane, on an ornate chrysanthemum scroll iron-red ground; 44cm., 17 1/4 in. Estimate 20,000—30,000 GBP. Lot Sold 79,250 GBP 

PROVENANCE: Marchant & Sons, London.

Property of a Private Irish Collection


A 'famille-verte' baluster vase. QIng dynasty, Kangxi period.  photo Sotheby's

the flared foot rising to a rounded body and waisted neck, painted with a figure in a sedan, pulled by two horses in a garden with pine and willow trees, between two pavilions, with ladies observing the scene from first floor balconies, in a mountainous landscape with swirling clouds; 44cm., 17 1/4 in. Estimate 25,000—30,000 GBP. Lot Sold 73,250 GBP

PROVENANCE: Spink and Son, Ltd.


A large 'famille-verte' circular dish. QIng dynasty, Kangxi period.. photo Sotheby's

the interior painted in bright enamels with Lan Cai-he holding her basket beside a deer in a fenced garden beside a rocky outcrop; 38cm., 15in. Estimate 12,000—18,000 GBP. Lot Sold 21,250 GBP

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