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Three blue and white stem cups, Qianlong seal marks in a horizontal line and of the period. Photo Bonhams

Each exterior painted below the flaring rim with eight lanca characters, each within a dense large-headed lotus scroll, the tall spreading foot with a continuous jewelled pearl string. 9cm (3½in) diam. (3). Sold for £3,125

Bonhams. 5 Sep 2012 11 a.m. London, KnightsbridgeChinese & other Asian Works of Art