A large Japanese Imari charger, 19th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2011

Brightly decorated to the interior with panels of mandarin ducks resting below blossoming flowers beside rockwork, divided by bats in flight, the exterior decorated with branches of blossoming flowers; 18½ in. (47 cm.) diam. Estimate £400 - £600

Christie's. The Sunday Sale, 31 July 2011. London, South Kensington www.christies.com