Sotheby's London to auction newly discovered Lotus and Bats jar

Sotheby’s London will sell on Nov 9 a nearly discovered large Qing dynasty doucai ‘Lotus and Bats’ jar in its forthcoming Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art sale. The jar, which bears the Qianlong Emperor’s seal mark dating it to the 18th century, had spent 30 years on the dining room floor of a private home in Shropshire, its value unknown. It now comes to auction carrying an estimate of £300,000-500,000.

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