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A Chinese blue and white 'kraak porselein' wine-pot and cover. Circa 1590-1625

Of moulded globular form with overhead squared handle and short S-shaped spout, painted with shaped panels of qilin alternating with flower vases, finial of the flat cover restored, frits to spout and rim. 20 cm. high. Est. €2,000 - €3,000 

Christie's. The Decorative Arts Sale Includingg The J.V.N. Van Achterbergh Collection And Fine Paintings. 30 June - 1 July 2009. Amsterdam www.christies.com