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The biggest money was reserved for the final lot of the day: an underglaze copper red pear- shaped vase, right, decorated with entwined peony flowers and leaves, Yuan dynasty.
Although the copper red colour was not that strong and it had some restoration to the neck and a crack to the foot, London dealer Richard Marchant outbid the Hong Kong trade and secured the vase at £32,000.

A second noteworthy entry was a sleeper: a large celadon glazed bottle vase consigned from a private UK source. The vase was carved to the exterior with lotus petal motifs and had an underglaze blue Qianlong (1736-95) seal mark to the base.

Catalogued as 19th century, the interest shown by the Hong Kong and New York trade suggested it was a Qianlong mark and period example and it sold at £19,000 on the telephone.