A FAMILLE-ROSE 'HUNDRED-BATS' BOTTLE VASE
MARK AND PERIOD OF XUANTONG
the globular body painted with numerous iron-red bats in flight amongst swirling multi-coloured clouds above a band of lappets encircling the base, a raised gilt fillet encircling the shoulder with a border of lotus blooms borne on foliate stems interspersed with shou characters above, the waisted neck with further bats amongst clouds and with a ruyi band about the flared mouth
39.5 cm., 15 1/2 in.
Sotheby's Hong Kong, 13th November 1990, lot 321.