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A pair of Chinese blue and white large chargers. Kangxi period (1662-1722). Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010

Each painted with a central flowerhead within radiating alternate leaves and flowers, the border with lotus scroll incorporating the eight Buddhist emblems, leaf marks within double circles, 15½ in. (39 cm. ) diameter (2) - Estimate £2,000 - £3,000

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Three Chinese vases. Kangxi period (1662-1722), and later. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010

The first an unusual blue and white bottle vase painted with a pair of archaistic vessels and a pair of chilong dragons, each suspended on tasselled ropes from a ruyi band and divided by arrow vases on tables; another, smaller, with scrolling lotus, Chenghua four-character mark, both Kangxi period; and a wucai slender vase with warriors, 19th/20th Century. The first 10¾ in. (27.3 cm.) high (3) - Estimate £2,000 - £3,000

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A pair of Chinese blue and white large chargers. First half 18th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010

Each painted with scholars' objects on a rockwork table amongst peony and prunus, the rim with lotus, peony and chrysanthemum clusters, 15 in. (38 cm.) diameter (2) - Estimate £1,500 - £2,500

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Three Chinese blue and white chargers. First half 18th century.

One painted with bamboo and chrysanthemum beside pierced rockwork; another painted in pencil style with peony and hibiscus; and the third, similar to the first, but smaller, all with floral borders. The first two - 14 7/8 in. (37.2 cm.) diameter (3) - Estimate £800 - £1,200

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A Chinese blue and white strainer, and a charger. Qianlong period (1736-95). Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010

The circular strainer painted with vases of flowers with diaper and scroll borders; and a dish painted with vases of peony within a floral border with cartouches of fish, 14½ in. (37 cm.) and 12½ in. (31.9 cm.) diameter respectively (2) - Estimate £400 - £600

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Four Chinese blue and white dishes. Kangxi period (1662-1722). Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010

Comprising a pair of dishes painted with a riverscape below rocky mounds at the border; a dish with flowering prunus branches on blue grounds, Chenghua six-character mark; and a dish painted with lotus, leaf mark. All about 10½ in. (26.5 cm.) diameter (4) - Estimate £400 - £600

Christie's. The Althorp Attic Sale - Including the Spencer Carriages. 7 - 8 July 2010. London, South Kensington www.christies.com