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A massive blue and white jar and a cover, Kangxi periodEstimate $12,000 – $18,000. Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2015

The sides painted with large panels of noblemen on horseback divided by floral borders, above a deep lappet border, the cover with (period but possibly not original) Buddhist lion knop; 31 in. (78.8 cm.) high

Provenance: Anonymous sale; Christie’s, New York, 8 April 2004, lot 52.

Christie’s. MANDARIN & MENAGERIE: THE SOWELL COLLECTION AND CHINESE EXPORT ART FROM VARIOUS OWNERS, 26 January 2015, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

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