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    Sale 2711

    The Imperial Sale, Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    27 May 2009, Hong Kong

  • Lot 1842

    A RARE EMBELLISHED BRONZE WALL VASE WITH A TIMEPIECE

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    A RARE EMBELLISHED BRONZE WALL VASE WITH A TIMEPIECE
    QING DYANSTY, LATE 18TH CENTURY

    The watch with a white enamel dial with Roman and Arabic numerals surrounded by a pearl-set bezel, set into the centre of the elaborately embellished wall-vase inlaid with a mosaic of irregular-shaped pearl-coloured glass between floral sprigs detailed in red and green glass, the contours of the vase defined with further seed-pearls and blue glass borders, the integral tripod stand picked out in purple glass, the vase issuing gilt metal leafy branches, the gilt bronze backplate and sides engraved with whimsical arabesques surrounding openwork flowerheads
    8 in. (20.5 cm.) high


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    Compare with a similar wall vase dating to the same period and of comparable size embellished with a timepiece signed Romilly, sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 29 May 2007, lot 1410.

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