A 'Guanyao-type' waterpot, Qing Dynasty

The flattened shoulders rising to a short mouth, covered overall with a greenish-grey glaze with a dark crackle and a paler, golden secondary crackle. 7.4cm (3in) diam. Sold for £9,000

Provenance: Mr and Mrs Alfred Clark, no.564.

Sold at Sotheby's London, Catalogue of Important Chinese Ceramics: The Property of Mrs Alfred Clark, 25 March 1975, lot 115.

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