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A large blue and white baluster jar and cover, Kangxi. Estimate £2,500 – 4,000 (€3,300 – 5,300). Photo Bonhams.

With moulded petal shaped panels enclosing butterflies amongst densely flowering leafy peony sprays, within floral and foliate pattern borders. 57cm (22.1/2in) high.

Note: For an identical jar and cover, see Regina Krahl, Chinese Ceramics In The Topkapi Saray Museum, Qing Dynasty Porcelain, Vol. III, Sotheby Parke Benet 1986, p. 1001, fig. 2126.

Bonhams. ASIAN ART, 25 Feb 2015 10:30 GMT – LONDON, KNIGHTSBRIDGE