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    Sale 7581

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Export Art

    13 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 53

    A CHAMPLEVÉ AND GILT-BRONZE ENAMELLED DOUBLE VASE

    QIANLONG FOUR-CHARACTER MARK AND FOUR-CHARACTER CYCLICAL DATE, BINWU YEAR, CORRESPONDING TO A.D. 1786 AND OF THE PERIOD

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    A CHAMPLEVÉ AND GILT-BRONZE ENAMELLED DOUBLE VASE
    QIANLONG FOUR-CHARACTER MARK AND FOUR-CHARACTER CYCLICAL DATE, BINWU YEAR, CORRESPONDING TO A.D. 1786 AND OF THE PERIOD
    The two vases of upright elongated oval shape each rising from a separate circular foot, decorated with animal mask-handles, elaborately embraced around the exterior with gilt dragons and phoenix in relief against a lotus-scroll enamel and gilt-ground, the detachable double socle similarly decorated and enamelled, standing on eight ruyi feet
    8½ in. (21.7 cm.) high


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    A very similar double vase is illustrated by Brinker and Lutz in Chinese Cloisonné, The Piere Uldry Collection, no. 304 which has the same marks; Another very similar double vase was sold in our New York Rooms, 1 June 1990, lot 103; also, another example, dated 1786, sold in our Hong Kong rooms, 26-27 April 1998, lot 562.

    Compare also related gilt-bronze and gilt-splashed double-vases of this form. A gilt-splashed example from the W.W. Winkworth Collection sold in these Rooms, 16 November 1999, lot 106, and another gilt-splashed double vase in the Robert H. Clague Collection illustrated by R. Mowry, China's Renaissance in Bronze, Phoenix, 1993, p. 190, no. 40.

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    Provenance

    Christies Hong Kong, 26 April 1998, lot 562.
    Harold A. Hartog Collection