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A rare pair of "Canton enamel" candlesticks, 18th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010

In Georgian silver style with columnar supports above square pedestal bases, all delicately enameled with scattered floral sprigs, the blooms lavender on grisaille leafy stems, between narrow borders in grisaille and blue enamel, inside the removable bobeche further blue borders; 12¼ in. (31.1 cm.) high (2) - Estimate $12,000 - $18,000

Notes: A very unusual form to find in Chinese enamel; other English silver shapes, like the kettle-on-stand, are seen more often.

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A very large "Canton enamel" basin, 18th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010

With large, central shou medallion encircled by colorful stylized bats, all reserved on a densely packed yellow floral ground, repeated on the exterior of the steep sides; 18¾ in. (47.7 cm.) diameter - Estimate $10,000 - $15,000

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A rare European subject "Canton enamel" cosmetic box set, circa 1740. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010

The cushion-shaped top painted with a European picnicking party and opening to a removable tray above a compartment fitted with four round boxes centering a diamond-shaped box; 5½ in. (13.9 cm.) wide (12) - Estimate $7,000 - $10,000

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A European subject "Canton enamel" teapot and cover, 18th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010

Finely painted with Western figures in a Chinese landscape, on one side attendants bearing tribute and on the other a couple picnicking with wine goblets; 7¼ in. (18.4 cm.) high (2) - Estimate $5,000 - $7,000

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A European subject "Canton enamel" teapot and cover, 18th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010

One side with European gentleman and his attendant, a lady in pink cloak on the other, a putto by her side, the curving spout with bird-head tip; 7 in. (17.7 cm.) high (2) - Estimate $5,000 - $7,000

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A rare pair of "Canton enamel" ewers and covers. Qianlong period. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010

Of Middle Eastern metalwork form with tall, slender necks and thin, curving handle and spout, finely decorated with lightly molded floral decoration and blue serpent scrollwork, a central shou medallion on each side and bats and clouds on the splayed bases; 14 in. (35.5 cm.) high (4) - Estimate $4,000 - $6,000

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A European subject "Canton enamel" vase,. circa 1725. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010

The flaring neck painted with Europeans walking in a m,ntainous landscape above a yellow cracked-ice band, the body with three ruyi-head shaped panels of Western figures; 7 3/8 in. (18.6 cm.) high  - Estimate $4,000 - $6,000

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A European subject "Canton enamel" oval cosmectic box and cover, 18th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010

Colorfully enameled with European lovers; 2¾ in. (6.9 cm.) wide (2) - Estimate $3,000 - $5,000

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Two European subject "Canton enamel" plaques. Late 18th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010

Very finely painted, one with Vertumnus disguised as an old woman and Pomona watched by Cupid holding a flaming heart, the second with maidens emblematic of the seasons; 2½ in. (6.4 cm.) diameter (2) - Estimate $2,000 - $3,000

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A European subject "Canton enamel" vase, 18th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010

Finely painted with a Western couple walking a dog, a lady strolling on the other side, all below a blue cracked-ice band and yellow floral neck; 7½ in. (19 cm.) high - Estimate $2,000 - $3,000

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A European subject "Canton enamel" waterpot, late 18th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010

Of trapezoidal form, painted with four busts of Western gentlemen among trees in landscapes; 2¼ in. (5.6 cm.) wide - Estimate $2,000 - $3,000

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A pair of European subject "Canton enamel" bangles, 18th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010

Decorated around the exterior with European portrait heads on a yellow patterned ground; 2 7/16 in. (6.1 cm.) (2) - Estimate $2,000 - $3,000

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An unusual "Canton enamel" flask and cover, 18th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010

Panels of blossoming boughs on each side, the round screw cover edged in pink scrollwork, 6 in. (15.2 cm.) high (2) - Estimate $1,200 - $1,800

Christie's.  Chinese Export Art , 25 January 2011, New York, Rockefeller Plaza www.christies.com