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A magnificent Chinese "lantern" vase probably made under the direction of Tang Ying with decoration in underglaze blue, copper red and passages of Anhua, the neck with bands of blossoming prunus, flowers on a cellular ground and bamboo shoots over a continuous mountainous landscape shrouded in clouds and mist, with buildings, trees, waterfalls, a bridge and figures on a boat, the tallest peak with two "impressed" characters and the base with the seal mark of Qianlong and of the period, 18.5" (47cm) high. Provenance: Almost certainly acquired from Embly Court, Hampshire, by James E. Clifton of Wellow, by whom bequeathed to the family of the vendor.

Private Collection, The Isle of Purbeck, Dorset.

Sold for £746,875


An important Chinese hardwood carving of a Lohan seated on a lion with a foreign attendant, the bald headed deity wearing loose robes and holding a string of prayer beads in one hand, seated on a lotus cushion on the back of a lion with a long mane, curled ears and plume-like tail finely incised with fur markings, the underside incised and inlaid in black and red with an Imperial poem with a cyclical date corresponding to 1761, Qianlong mark and of the period, 102mm high

Provenance: The Collection of Mr & Mrs Lewis, Melplash Court.

Sold Sotheby Parke, Bernett in New York, February 28th 1980, lot 42.

Sold for £382,400


A fine Chinese "yellow" jade pendant carved as an archaistic dragon with finely carved and incised detail, the stone of even yellow tone with a lustrous polish, Qianlong, 5" x 4.75"

Provenance: The Summer Palace.

Captain James Gunter of the Kings Dragoon Guards, who was in command of "G" Troop in China in 1860 and thence by descent.

Sold for £478,000

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