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A Lage Blue and White 'Soldier' Vase. Qing dynasty, Kangxi period. photo Sotheby's

of tapering oviform with waisted neck and flaring rim, painted with petal-form panels enclosing various scenes of scholars and ladies within interiors or in gardens and landscapes, on a diaper and lattice ground, with a band of leaf-shaped panels enlcosing foliage at the neck and above the foot: 91cm., 35 3/4 in. Est. 30,000—50,000 GBP. Lot Sold 145,250 GBP

PROVENANCE: Private English Collection.

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A Blue and White Rouleau Vase. Qing dynasty, Kangxi period. photo Sotheby's

the cylindrical body painted in bright blue colours with figures seated conversing whilst taking tea on a promontory, beside a figure standing in a sampan in a mountainous river landscape with pine trees and swirling clouds; 43.2cm., 17in. Est. 15,000—20,000 GBP. Lot Sold 67,250 GBP

PROVENANCE: A Private Irish Collection.

LITERATURE AND REFERENCES: S Marchant & Son, 1997, 17th Century Blue and White and Copper Red, No 57.

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A Lage Blue and White cylindrical Vase. Qing dynasty, Kangxi period. photo Sotheby's

the slightly spreading foot rising to a gently tapering body to a waisted neck and flaring rim, painted with rectangular panels of soldiers on horseback in a fenced garden with boys amongst swirling clouds, below leaf-shaped panels at the neck and foot; 56.5cm., 22 1/4in. Est. 6,000—8,000 GBP. Lot Sold 32,450 GBP

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A Blue and White 'Buddhist Lion' Bottle Vase. Kangxi mark and period. photo Sotheby's

the globular body rising from a short spreading foot to a tall cylindrical neck with everted rim, brightly painted in rich cobalt-blue tones with a pair of Buddhist lions playing with a ribbon-tied ball, all below a peony and cash-diaper collar at the shoulder and a sinuous chilong curling around the neck; 46.5cm., 18 1/4 in. Est. 10,000—15,000 GBP. Lot Sol 20,000 GBP

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A Blue and White Dish. Kangxi mark and period. photo Sotheby's

the concave interior painted with a lady seated at a table, peering into a mirror, with another lady standing outside in a fenced garden, under a rocky outcrop, prunus and a pine tree; 17.1cm, 6 3/4 in. Est. 6,000—8,000 GBP. Lot Sold 13,750 GBP

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A Blue and White Baluster Vase. Qing dynasty, Kangxi period. photo Sotheby's

the slightly spreading foot rising to a rounded body, tall tapering neck and vertical rim, painted to each side with a rectangular panel of a qilin standing on a promontory amongst breaking waves, on a diaper ground, with a band of ruyi above the foot; 41.8cm., 16 1/2 in. Est. 6,000—8,000 GBP. Lot Sold 10,000 GBP

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A Blue and White Dish. Kangxi mark and period. photo Sotheby's

the interior painted with a lady wearing elaborate layered robes, with her arms raised above her head, standing in front of pierced rockwork, the right side inscribed with a poem; 19.5cm., 7 3/4 in. Est. 4,000—6,000 GBP. Lot Sold 10,000 GBP

NOTE: For a similar inscribed dish, please see our Hong Kong rooms, 10 April 2006, lot 1825.

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Two Blue and White Jars and Covers. Qing dynasty, Early Kangxi period. photo Sotheby's

each painted with a leaf-shaped panel of an elephant with attendants amongst plantain, on a 'cracked ice' ground with reserved foliage, below a band of descending leaves at the rim (4); 43cm., 16 7/8 in. Est. 8,000—12,000 GBP. Lot Sold 15,000 GBP

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A Blue and White Rouleau Vase. Qing dynasty, Kangxi period. photo Sotheby's

the slightly swelling cylindrical body rising from a recessed base to a short waisted neck with everted flaring rim, painted around the exterior in rich cobalt-blue tones with a rocky landscape enclosing a pair of deer beneath pine with cranes in flight overhead; 43cm., 16 7/8 in. Est. 3,000—5,000 GBP. Lot Sold 6,250 GBP

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A Blue and White seal paste box and cover. Qing dynasty, Kangxi period. photo Sotheby's

the straight sided box and cover painted in rich cobalt-blue tones with a landscape band, the slightly domed cover similarly painted with a river landscape scene, the base with bat mark, 7.8cm., 3in; together with a blue and white ba gua seal paste box and cover, with bat mark to base, and a blue and white water pot with apocryphal four-character Wanli mark to the base (5). Est. 5,000—7,000 GBP. Lot Sold 6,250 GBP

PROVENANCE: Collection of H.M.Knight (according to paper labels).

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 10 Nov 10, London www.sothebys.com