A sumptuous Qing Dynasty famille rose vase (shown above) headlines the Chinese ceramics. Standing 22½ inches tall, the long-necked bottle presents a ground of sacrificial blue against which four tian bai panels are decorated with stylized prunus, peonies, chrysanthemum, phoenix and birds. Overall, the vase feature nine layers of decoration, each painted and fired individually, in a range of emblems and florals. Of the period, the vase is authenticated by a blue reign mark, the Qing Dynasty and Qianlong six-character mark. Lot 241 is valued at $1.5 million to $2 million.