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One of the deal­ers ex­hibit­ing in the Par­cours de la Cžramique is An­toine Lebel from Brus­sels, who is en­joy­ing the hospi­tal­ity of the ga­lerie Jac­ques Lee­gen­hoek in the rue de Lille. By train­ing, Dr Lebel is a Clas­si­cal ar­chae­ol­o­gist with a Dphil from Ox­ford, but he spe­cialises in Chi­nese ex­port porce­lain. Although now based in Bel­gium, in 1992, the gallery orig­i­nally opened in the Carrž Rive Gauche. A high­light of his show is a rare pair of aigu­ièresñthat is, goose-shaped ew­ers in­tended for water.

Although for the Euro­pean mar­ket, there is some­thing un­mis­tak­ably Chi­nese about this 8½in-high pair, with their high lids, co­ral spi­rals and green goose­necks. They date from the Kangxi pe­riod, about 1700.

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