A copper-red-glazed globular vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate £1,200 – £1,800 ($1,916 – $2,875). Unsold. Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2014

The vase is potted with a compressed globular body rising to a long slender waisted neck. It is covered in a copper-red glaze suffused with a network of crackles, thinning to cream at the body and mouth. 6½ in. (16.5 cm.) high

Christie’s. CHINESE CERAMICS, WORKS OF ART AND TEXTILES PART I, 4 November 2014, London, South Kensington