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    Sale 12290

    Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art And Textiles Part II

    13 May 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 705

    A LARGE DOUCAI 'BAJIXIANG' VASE

    19TH-20TH CENTURY

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    A LARGE DOUCAI 'BAJIXIANG' VASE
    19TH-20TH CENTURY
    The body of the vase is decorated and gilt with the Eight Buddhist Emblems, bajixiang, amongst densely scrolling lotus below a band of ruyi heads. The neck is decorated with a pair of confronting kui dragons in between two faux-bamboo handles. The base with a Guangxu six-character mark in underglaze blue.
    21 7/8 in. (55.5 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Acquired by Finnish writer Martti Larni (1909-1993) in 1959, and then by descent.
    Larni is best known for his satirical works, in particular The Fourth Vertebra, or a Scamp Despite Himself (1957), a novel about the American lifestyle which was translated into more than 20 languages and received with great popularity. He was also the chairman of the Union of Finnish Writers from 1964 to 1967.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE FINNISH COLLECTION