A pair of 19th or early 20th century Chinese porcelain fish bowls found in a barn on the grounds of a local country house are on sale at Reeman Dansie’s two-day auction on July 31-August 1 in Colchester.

Measuring 18 x 21in (47 x 54cm), the bowls are painted in mirror image in grisaille with leafy branches bearing large peony blossoms on an Imperial yellow ground.

They are stamped with an iron-red Dayazhai character mark and are estimated at £6000-10,000.

Contact: 01206 754754.