London, South Kensington
22 July 1999
A Chinese blue and white flaring vase
with lobed lower section, painted with birds and insects in a flowering garden, the foot with a band of stylised lotus flowers, further bands incised with trailing lotus flowers and foliage -- 8in. (20.2cms) high, Transitional.
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