This Yongzheng yellow and green enamel vase was the highest-selling lot from the week-long auction series of Asian art held in London.
Decorated with clouds, flowers and bats, and
with a six-character mark dating it to the Yongzheng period
(1723-35), it came with an invoice from New York Chinese art
dealers C.T. Loo dated to 1961.
Against a £200,000-300,000 estimate, the
16in (41cm) high yellow-ground vase was secured by the Asian trade
for £2.65m on November 5 at
Christie's King Street.
A full report on the latest Asian art series
of auction will appear in a future issue.