A pair of chinese cloisonne enamel leopards. 19th-20th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010

Each with hind legs in crouched position, the heads turned to the side, inset with large staring glass eyes, the yellow bodies enamelled all over with black fur markings and the underbelly with white enamel; 19½ in. (49.6 cm.) long (2) - Estimate £4,000 - £6,000. Price Realized £23,750

Christie's. Quai d'Orsay, Paris - An Apartment by Jacques Grange, 19 November 2010, London, King Street www.christies.com