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A 'Ming-style' blue and white moonflask. Qing dynasty, Qianlong period

the compressed double-gourd-shaped body rising from a short spreading rectangular foot to a narrow waisted neck set with a pair of ruyi-shaped strap handles, painted in rich cobalt-blue tones to the front and back face with a medallion enclosing leafy. 29.2cm., 11 1/2 in. Est. 4,000—6,000 GBP. Lot Sold 15,000 GBP

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. 13 May 09. London www.sothebys.com