This Republic period cong-form vase in the style of the renowned Qianjiang School artist Wang Yeting sold for £13,000 at Brightwells.

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The 9½in (24cm) tall vase, with enamelled figures in a landscape and poetic inscriptions in black with red seals, underlined how popular these later wares can be, usually with Chinese buyers.

Pitched at £300-600 at the July 25-26 sale, it sold at £13,000.