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    Sale 5333

    Chinese & Japanese Art

    15 May 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 197

    A carnelian agate dragon-carp vase and cover, Qianlong (1736-1795)

    Price Realised  

    A carnelian agate dragon-carp vase and cover, Qianlong (1736-1795)
    carved and incised with sympathetic use of the orange, white and translucent stone, depicting two formidable horned and winged carp rising up out of the swirling water, with a brilliant white flaming pearl, towards a flattened ovoid vase that is supported by jutting rockwork and scrolling clouds with flanking sinuous chilong dragons -- 7 7/8in. (20cm.) high, wood stand.


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