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SIX CHINESE WHITE AND CELADON JADE ITEMS QING DYNASTY Comprising: a small pouring vessel set with a loop handle, a two-handled cup decorated with a landscape scene and calligraphy, and four openwork pendants, two carved with butterflies, another with twin-fish beneath a qing, the fourth with a bat and shou character, four of the items with wood stands, 12.3cm max. (10) Provenance: from the collection of Brigadier Gordon Richardson, DSO, OBE (1910-1998) and thence by descent. Richardson joined the 2nd King Edward VII's Own Gurkha Rifles in India in 1931 before working as an instructor at Sandhurst between 1938 and 1940. Richardson was awarded an immediate DSO in 1944 when commanding the 1st Battalion of the 2nd Gurkha Rifles during the Italian campaign at Monte Cassino. He then received a bar to this DSO later in the same year. Afterwards, Richardson served in Greece, India, Singapore, Malaya and Hong Kong. He retired from the British Army in 1964 and then spent nine years in Nepal working for the Overseas Aid Development Corporation.

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