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A moulded faux cinnabar lacquer’ bowl, 18th-19th century. Estimate £2,500 – £4,000 ($3,993 – $6,388). Price Realized  £3,250 ($5,190).Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2014

The exterior is decorated with four shou characters against a stylised diaper ground, and the rim and foot with a key-fret border. All covered in a coral red glaze in imitation of cinnabar lacquer. The interior is decorated in gilt. 4½ in. (11.6 cm.) diam.

Christie’s. CHINESE CERAMICS, WORKS OF ART AND TEXTILES PART I, 4 November 2014, London, South Kensington