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A blanc-de-chine incense burner, gui, 17th century. Photo Bonhams.

With short foot, everted rim and moulded lion mask handles, incised to one side with three lines of calligraphy. 9.5cm (3.3/4in) wide across the handles. Estimate £2,000 - 2,500 (€2,400 - 3,000)

Bonhams. ASIAN DECORATIVE ARTS. 4 Mar 2014, San Francisco - www.bonhams.com