A Chinese blue and white 'erotic' gu vase,
Kangxi (1662-1722), of square section form with a tall trumpet neck and a splayed lower section, the central section painted with scenes from The Romance of the Western Chamber, between panels of birds and flowers enclosed by ribbed flanges, a swastika diaper border to the rim and foot rim, the base with an amorous pair locked in an embrace on a daybed,
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Sold for £4,100
Glaze frits and burst bubbles to edges and corners. Rim chipped and cracked. Firing cracks to foot rim. Signs of overspray to the interior. The upper section and one panel of the central section fully restored.
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