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A large black-ground green-enamelled 'hydrangea' vase, tianqiuping, 18th-19th century. Photo courtesy Bonhams

Densely enamelled on the bulbous body in green hue with four large roundels, each enclosing a brilliantly-blooming hydrangea issuing from undulating leafy chrysanthemum scrolls, divided by four scrolling lotus sprays, the neck decorated with the Eight Buddhist Emblems surrounded by stylised lotus scrolls, all above angular rocks amidst rhythmically swirling waves and reserved on a black ground. 46cm (18in) high. Sold for £92,500 (€110,368)

Provenance: a Swiss private collection

Bonhams. FINE CHINESE ART. London, New Bond Street. 7 Nov 2013