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A small Canton enamel metal seal paste box. Qianlong markPhoto: Courtesy of Bonhams

Of compressed globular form, the cover displaying a figural roundel surrounded by floral reserves within a diaper band that repeats on the outer walls of the box, the white enamel on the interior also applied to the recessed base bearing thefour-character mark in blue enamel (wear). 2 1/8in (5.5cm) diameter. Estimate: US$600 - 800 - Unsold

BonhamsAsian Decorative Arts, 13 Mar 2012, California, San Francisco www.bonhams.com