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    A Gilt-Bronze Cloisonne Enamel Tiger Waterpot and Cover Qianlong Mark (£200,000-300,000). Image copyright Sotheby's. (Click on image to enlarge). UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR £825,250.

    This beautiful gilt bronze and cloisonné enamel tiger waterpot of Qianlong mark and period is a highlight of Sotheby’s bi-annual sale of Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art in London on November 9.  The sale offers an exceptional range of Imperial porcelain monochrome ceramics, bronzes and jades from two of Britain’s greatest collectors of Chinese works of art. The tiger waterpot, from the private collection of Sir Peter Moores at Parbold Hall, is estimated at £200,000-300,000.

    The auction includes Imperial Qing dynasty monochromes from the collection of Richard Fairfax William Cartwright at Aynhoe Park.

    Sotheby’s Senior Specialist in Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Stephen Loakes said:  “The prestigious and diverse pieces  from Sir Peter Moores’ private collection at Parbold Hall, represent his passionate and scholarly approach to the field over some 50 years. Richard Fairfax William Cartwright’s exquisite monochromes delighted visitors to Aynhoe Park for decades and will present collectors with the opportunity to acquire pieces of the most refined and ravishing glazes.”

    The auction of 560 lots is estimated to realise in the region of £12 million.

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