A wucai-decorated porcelain jar. Kangxi Period. Photo Bonhams

Its tall neck encircled by a band of stiff leaves and its curving body displaying alternating dragons and phoenix amid clouds and flames above a lishui band, the motives drawn in brilliantly hued enamels with bright underglaze blue highlights, the glazed and deeply recessed base centered with an artemesia leaf mark painted en suite; now drilled and mounted with metal for use as a table lamp; 13 1/4in (33.5cm) high including metal mount to base. Estimate: US$2,500 - 4,000

Property from Various Owners

Bonhams. Fine Asian Art, 21 Jun 2011, San Francisco www..bonhams.com