A Chinese blue and white baluster vase
painted with panels of jardinieres of flowers on a prunus and cracked ice pattern ground beneath a band of scrolling lotus, pewter neck mount and cover -- 13in. (33.6cms) high overall, (hairline crack to shoulder); a blue and white baluster jar decorated with a figure leaning on rockwork and another fanning a brazier in a tree-strewn landscape -- 6in. (16.5cms) high, (hairline crack to neck), inscribed to reverse, Chenghua six character mark; and a blue and white ovoid jar and cover decorated with flowers issuing from rockwork and precious objects -- 6in. (17cms) high, pierced wood cover and stand, Kangxi.
See Colour Plates 5 and 6. (3)