A black-glazed bottle vase. Kangxi period (1662-1722).  photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2012

The vase has a globular body rising to a tall, slender neck, the exterior is covered in a lustrous black glaze ending just under the white-glazed lipped rim. 8 in. (20.2 cm.) high. Lot 1022. Price Realized £3,500 ($5,513)

Provenance: With 'C.T. Loo & Co.' label to base 

Christie's. Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Textiles 18 May 2012 London, South Kensington