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A 'Famille-Rose' Square Vase, Qing Dynasty

of tapering square shape, two of the faceted sides painted with verdant mountain landscapes dotted with pavilions, the other two featuring detailed scenes of figures in the landscapes, the narrow neck finished with a lipped rim, an iron-red le gu tang zhi (Hall for Rejoicing in Antiquities) mark to the base, wood stand and box (3). height 12 1/2 in., 31.8 cm. Estimate 10,000—12,000 USD

Sotheby's. Chinese Works of Art. 17 Mar 09.New York www.sothebys.com Photo courtesy Sotheby's