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It has an underglaze blue six-character Qianlong seal mark to the interior of the foot and is of the period.

A similar example is in the Qing Court Collection at the Palace Museum, Beijing, while others offered at auction include that in the Edward T Chow collection sold at Sotheby’s New York in September 2009.

This version is on offer at the sale of Fine Chinese Art, South East Asian Works of Art, and Japanese Works of Art at Roseberys London on May 17-18.