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A fine ru-type cong, Qianlong seal mark and period. Estimate 15,00020,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby’s

of square section with straight sides rising from a spreading foot to a short waisted neck, moulded on each side with the bagua (Eight Trigrams) arranged into two columns, covered overall in a crackled greyish-blue glaze stopping at the footring to reveal the brown body, the base inscribed with a six-character seal mark; 28.7cm., 11 ¼in.

PROVENANCE: Sotheby’s Hong Kong, 27th/28th April 1993, lot 92.

Sotheby’s. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Londres | 05 nov. 2014, 10:00 AM