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This rare 21-inch blue and white porcelain vase, Yongzheng mark and 18th century, fetched $5.9 million at a Bonhams auction Dec. 10, 2012. It was part of the collection of former First Lady Lou Henry Hoover. (Photo courtesy Bonhams)

This rare 21-inch blue and white porcelain vase, Yongzheng mark and 18th century, fetched $5.9 million at a Bonhams auction Dec. 10, 2012. It was part of the collection of former First Lady Lou Henry Hoover. (Photo courtesy Bonhams)

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