LIME-GREEN GROUND FAMILLE ROSE 'HUNDRED BOYS' BOTTLE VASE
JIAQING MARK AND OF THE PERIOD
the body finely enamelled to depict children celebrating the Spring Festival gathered in animated groups, some performing a dragon dance on a bridge, others carrying flags and lanterns, playing with animal puppets, riding hobby-horses, lighting fire-crackers, and playing musical instruments, the footring decorated with keyfret border and lappets, the shoulder and rim with ruyi border, the neck with lotus flowerheads and auspicious symbols amongst scrolling leaves, iron red seal mark to the base on a turquoise ground
Estimate £ 20,000-40,000
The Collection of Ensign C. P. Killeen. Acquired in 1860, thence by descent.
For a similar example see Bonhams sale in their Hong Kong rooms, 27th November 2014, lot 187.
Sold for £45,000 (buyer's premium included)