Famille rose ‘dragon’ charger from the Guangxu period sold for £27,000 at Brown & Turner's auction.

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This piece was probably made for the imperial household: it is painted to the centre with two orange five-claw dragons within a border of precious objects and peonies.

It came for sale at Brown & Turner (17.5% buyer’s premium) of Jedburgh on September 28, the property of a client in Northumberland, with an estimate of £500-800.

Six internet and eight phone bidders provided some lively competition before it was sold to a UK bidder on the phone at £27,000.