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SEVEN SMALL CHINESE MONOCHROME ITEMS QING DYNASTY Comprising: a ge-type bottle vase, a small fanghu with a four character Chenghua mark to the base, a baluster-shaped vase decorated with a mottled dark blue glaze, a bottle vase with a crackled turquoise glaze, a langyao dan ping, a small indigo glazed jar with a metal cover, and a celadon glazed pouring vessel, 24.6cm max. (8) Provenance: from the collection of Professor Ronald N Arnold (1908-1963) and thence by descent. Professor Arnold was Regius Professor of Engineering at Edinburgh University from 1947 until his death. Following ill health, in 1953 he began to collect Chinese porcelain in his free time, buying most of his pieces from small antique shops and auctioneers in Edinburgh and London. Through the art historian David Talbot-Rice, Professor Arnold became acquainted with several experts in the field of East Asian ceramics, including Sir Harry Garner and Soame Jenyns.

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