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A Chinese bronze tripod vessel, ding. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010.

Cast in the Shang dynasty style with taotie on a leiwen ground below two arch handles at the rim, with green encrustation - 8¾ in. (22.5 cm.) high - Estimate £600 - £800 Price Realized £51,650

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A set of twelve Chinese painted pottery 'zodiacal' tomb figures. Probably Ming dynasty (1368-1644).  Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010.

Each holding an animal of the zodiac, variously painted in red, black, white, olive and turquoise-green - 7¼ in. (18.5 cm.) high (12). Estimate £1,000 - £2,000 Price Realized £5,250

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Two large Chinese blue and white vases and covers. Kangxi period (1662-1722). Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010.

Each painted in a deep cobalt blue with boldly scrolling lotus, one of the finials replaced by a Buddhist lion, probably blanc-de-chine with later gilding - 23¾ in. (60 cm.) high and similar (2). Estimate £1,500 - £2,500 Price Realized £4,375

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A large Chinese blue and white 'kraak porselein' dish. Wanli period (1573-1619). Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010.

Well painted with a basket of peony and scrolls at the centre, the roots of the peony descending from the basket, within a typical border of radiating lappets enclosing precious emblems and floral motifs - 19½ in. (50 cm.) diameter.  Estimate £800 - £1,200 Price Realized £3,000

Notes: A similar dish is in the Santos Palace Collection, Lisbon (see Maura Rinaldi, Kraak Porcelain, London, 1989, pl. 95, p. 105).

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Three Chinese blue and white vases. 17th and 18th centuries. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010.

The first painted with three oval panels each of a scholar and a boy attendant, one also with a deer, reserved on a scrolling foliage ground, mid 17th Century; a baluster jar with scrolling lotus; and the third with quatrefoil panels and floral sprays, both Kangxi - The largest 13¾ in. (35 cm.) high (3) - Estimate £800 - £1,200 Price Realized £3,000

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A Chinese blue and white globular vase. 17th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010.

Of globular form with waisted neck and foot, painted with panels of figures reserved on a floral ground - 14½ in. (37 cm.) high -Estimate £800 - £1,200 Price Realized £2,000

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A Chinese porcelain and gilt bronze mounted twin handled vase. The mounts French, late 19th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010.

16½ in. (42 cm.) high - Estimate £600 - £900 Price Realized £1,750

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Four Chinese green and ochre-glazed pottery ladies. Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644). Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010.

Standing on square bases, their unglazed heads with red and black painted details, two holding unglazed musical instruments and two holding ochre-glazed objects - 8¼ in. (21 cm.) high (4) - Estimate £400 - £600 Price Realized £938

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Two Chinese hardstone and gilt-metal small boxes and covers. 18th/19th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010.

The first of olive-green jade and of circular form with pierced centre, covered on the upper and lower exterior surfaces with gilt metal repoussé and pierced with a design of wild beasts and floral sprays; and the second of a grey hardstone and of rectangular form, similarly decorated in gilt metal, the box interior divided into two compartments - 2¼ in. (5.7 cm.) diameter; 2¼ in. (5.7 cm.) wide (2). - Estimate £300 - £500 Price Realized £250

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