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A pair of famille rose Canton enamel 'European subject' vases, zhadou. Qianlong-Jiaqing. Photo courtesy Bonhams

Each brightly painted on both sides with two matching pairs of figures of courting couples, he wearing a blue frock coat and pink breeches, she with a long pink robe and holding a basket of flowers, all on a rich puce-red ground enriched with Indian lotus clusters between the panels and cicada lappets above the shoulder. 8.2cm (3¼in) high (2). Estimate: £750 - 1,000

Bonhams. Pictures, Furniture, Tribal, European & Asian Works of Art, 7 Sep 2011, Oxford www.bonhams.com