A Very Rare and Unusual Yellow-Ground Blue and White Vase, Hu. Qianlong seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795). Estimate: USD300,000-500,000. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2013.

A Very Rare and Unusual Yellow-Ground Blue and White Vase, Hu. Qianlong seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795). Estimate: USD300,000-500,000. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2013.

Chinese celadon vase     ming dynasty     Slender vase with underglaze carved scrolled foliate decoration.     H: 15 in.

Chinese celadon vase ming dynasty Slender vase with underglaze carved scrolled foliate decoration. H: 15 in.

15th century Phoenix of Chu Dau ceramic in Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

15th century Phoenix of Chu Dau ceramic in Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

A LARGE 'ABRAHAM OF KUTAHYA' BLUE AND WHITE IZNIK POTTERY EWER   OTTOMAN TURKEY, CIRCA 1510   Rising from wide round foot to bulbous body tapering to thin neck with pronounced collar terminating in wide flaring mouth, curved serpentine handle and vertical spout with curved finial, painted in cobalt-blue on white ground with scrolling palmettes, the base of the spout outlined with cusped medallion, the foot decorated with overlaping chevrons, the bridge between the spout and neck with…

A LARGE 'ABRAHAM OF KUTAHYA' BLUE AND WHITE IZNIK POTTERY EWER OTTOMAN TURKEY, CIRCA 1510 Rising from wide round foot to bulbous body tapering to thin neck with pronounced collar terminating in wide flaring mouth, curved serpentine handle and vertical spout with curved finial, painted in cobalt-blue on white ground with scrolling palmettes, the base of the spout outlined with cusped medallion, the foot decorated with overlaping chevrons, the bridge between the spout and neck with…

Circular plaque, nephrite jade, carved. China, 16th century. Diameter: 11 cm. 1643-1882. Wells bequest. © V Images.

Circular plaque, nephrite jade, carved. China, 16th century. Diameter: 11 cm. 1643-1882. Wells bequest. © V Images.

A significant pair of Alsatian bronze falconets from the year 1554.

A significant pair of Alsatian bronze falconets from the year 1554.

Chinese gilt wood seated bodhisattva     Ming dynasty     The diety seated on a rocky ledge in dhyanasana with hands folded in his lap and eyes downcast, robes open at chest; with associated hongmu low table as stand.     H: 31 in.

Chinese gilt wood seated bodhisattva Ming dynasty The diety seated on a rocky ledge in dhyanasana with hands folded in his lap and eyes downcast, robes open at chest; with associated hongmu low table as stand. H: 31 in.

A BLUE AND WHITE BALUSTER JAR AND COVER MING DYNASTY, WANLI PERIOD - Sotheby's

A BLUE AND WHITE BALUSTER JAR AND COVER MING DYNASTY, WANLI PERIOD - Sotheby's

Jar with incised decoration of two dragons over blue glaze ground. Chinese, Ming dynasty, Jiajing period, 1521–66. Porcelain, Jingdezhen ware. Height: .154. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. George Washington Wales. 95.680 © 2012 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Jar with incised decoration of two dragons over blue glaze ground. Chinese, Ming dynasty, Jiajing period, 1521–66. Porcelain, Jingdezhen ware. Height: .154. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. George Washington Wales. 95.680 © 2012 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Incense burner  Chinese, Ming dynasty, 1368–1644

Incense burner Chinese, Ming dynasty, 1368–1644

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