A French ormolu-mounted Chinese Blanc de chine porcelain group of Huan Li and attendant. The porcelain 18th century, the ormolu 19th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010

In robes, on rockwork and a pierced ormolu base cast with flowering scrolls, damages and restoration, 14 in. (36 cm.) high; 9½ in. (24 cm.) wide; 8½ (21.5 cm.) deep. Estimate £1,200 - £1,800 Price Realized £5,625

Christie's. A View from the Spanish Steps - The Collection of Maria Angiolillo 15 July 2010 London, King Street www.christies.com