South Ken's Oriental sale, Thursday (10.30am) offers a bizarre piece of erotica: a Chinese white glazed-biscuit group of a couple straddling a table while in congress, the woman simultaneously pounding grain in a mortar and showing a rattle to a baby held by an attendant. Christie's says the vendor appeared embarrassed. It reckons the piece is 60- 80 years old; presumably it illustrates the theme "A woman's work is never done". Est: pounds 300-pounds 500.
A first millennium BC brick imprinted with the name of Nebuchadnezzar, King of Babylon, is est pounds 300-pounds 500 by Bonhams, Tuesday. The King gave Saddam Hussein the idea for personalised bricks.
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