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A rare longquan celadon fluted vase, gu. Late Yuan/early Ming dynasty, circa 14th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd. 2009

The globular mid-section supported on a tall splayed foot and applied with an elongated neck ending on a flaring rim, the fluted body covered overall with an unctous sea-green glaze. 9¼ in. (23.5 cm.) high. Est. £6,000 - £8,000

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A rare carved celadon warming bowl. Ming dynasty, 15th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd. 2009

Stoutly potted, the deep sides fluidly carved with a wide band of foliate meander below a key-fret band, the concave warming surface similarly carved around a central bloom, the unglazed, countersunk base burnt orange in the firing around a central aperture through which the hollowed interior would have been filled. 8¼ in. (21 cm.) diam. Est. £5,000 - £7,000

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An unusual longquan carved celadon bowl. Ming dynasty, 17th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd. 2009

The deep bowl sturdily potted with gently rounded walls ending with an everted rim, the interior carved with a central large bloom within a shaped panel, the well with meandering leafy scroll, and the exterior with a wide band of upright leaves, the unglazed base revealing the burnt red biscuit body. 7 in. (17.8 cm.) diam. Est. £5,000 - £7,000

Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of At. 3 November 2009. London, King Street www.christies.com