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A large coral-glazed globular jar. Qianlong iron-red six-character sealmark and of the period (1736-95)

The sturdily potted jar with well rounded sides ending on a short neck and straight mouth, covered all over in an unctuous coral glaze. 13½ in. (34 cm.) high. Est. £15,000 - £20,000

Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art including Export Art. 12 May 2009. London, King Street www.christies.com