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A set of twelve Chinese painted pottery 'zodiacal' tomb figures. Probably Ming dynasty (1368-1644).  Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010.

Each holding an animal of the zodiac, variously painted in red, black, white, olive and turquoise-green - 7¼ in. (18.5 cm.) high (12). Estimate £1,000 - £2,000 Price Realized £5,250

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Four Chinese green and ochre-glazed pottery ladies. Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644). Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010.

Standing on square bases, their unglazed heads with red and black painted details, two holding unglazed musical instruments and two holding ochre-glazed objects - 8¼ in. (21 cm.) high (4) - Estimate £400 - £600 Price Realized £938

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