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Late Ming (17th century) jade water pot in the form of a chimera – estimate £5000-8000 at Dreweatts on May 19.

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Measuring 5in (12cm) long, it is carved from a pale celadon stone with some pale brown and black inclusions.

It comes for sale from the daughter of a gentleman who began collecting jade while working in the Far East, with the proceeds going to the Alzheimer’s Society.

The chimera is a fire-breathing female monster with a lion’s head, goat’s body and serpent’s tail.

Estimate £5000-8000.

dreweatts.com