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Two blue and white jars and covers. Vietnam, Late 15th/Early 16th Century

Of compressed globular form with waisted necks, one painted with a band of chrysanthemum flower heads amid lingzhi fungus branches and the other with lotus on a similar ground, bordered by lotus flower lappets around the shoulder and overlapping lotus petals around the foot (chips, hairline cracks); one associated cover with a band of peony and foliage, the other with petals below the bud finial (chips, kiln flaw to one). 5 3/4 and 5 7/8in (15 and 14.6cm) high - Estimate: $2,000 - 3,000

Bonhams. Asian Decorative Art, 9 Sep 2008. 220 San Bruno Avenue, San Francisco. www.bonhams.com