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It is one of the highlights of Doyle’s wide-ranging sale of Asian works of art on March 13, estimated at $50,000-70,000.

One of the most select ceramic offerings in the NYC spring auction round will be Sotheby’s March 14 auction titled Ming the Intervention of Imperial Taste.

This comprises just 14 lots arranged in chronological order to show the development of different potting and decorating styles over a 300-year period. The products range from the blue and white ware that emerged from the Yuan prototypes through monochromes to polychrome decorated pieces.

They include this large 15¼in (39cm) diameter Xuande dish, left, reserve decorated in white on a royal blue ground with peony and other flowering plants.

It has a sixcharacter mark to the reverse, comes from the collection of Baron Guy de Villelume (1908-91) and is guided at $1m-1.5m.

This large 13¾in (34cm) high Yongzheng seal mark and period vase of Hu form is one of the ceramic highlights in Sotheby’s March 14 mixed-discipline auction of Chinese works of art, where it carries an estimate of $200,000-300,000.

The vase, whose shape is inspired by archaic bronzes, is influenced by ru wares of the Song period and is notable for its subtle lavender glaze.

It has come by direct descent from the collection of Fred and Marguerite Shumaker of Larchmont New York and was acquired in the early 1930s.