Vase by Namikawa Yasuyuki, £11,000 at Halls.

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The 7in (17cm) high vase, inherited by a Whitchurch couple, was fully signed and a cylindrical form finely worked in with a trellis of flowers and foliage against a celadon green background.

Both the form and the ground colour are atypical, suggesting this was among the workshop’s later productions from the 1910s.

The estimate in Shrewsbury on November 1 had been a mere £200-300.