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A pair of ormolu-mounted powder-blue-ground and famille verte pear-shaped bottle vases. The porcelain Kangxi

Each surmounted by a tall tulip neck with flaring rim, painted around the exterior with two large quatrefoil panels, enclosing birds and insects in flight above blossoming flowers and rockwork, and two smaller leaf-shaped cartouches enclosing flowering plants, the bases and rims with later European gilt-metal mounts. 25.7cm (10in) high. (2). Sold for £2,400

Bonhams. Fine Chinese Art, 14 May 2009. New Bond Street www.bonhams.com