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    Sale 12041

    Noble & Private Collections Part II

    27 April 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 279

    A NEAR PAIR OF CHINESE INSCRIBED GILT-DECORATED BLUE-GROUND VASES

    19TH CENTURY

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    A NEAR PAIR OF CHINESE INSCRIBED GILT-DECORATED BLUE-GROUND VASES
    19TH CENTURY
    Of rectangular baluster form with zoomorphic handles, gilt on each side with a pavilion and inscribed with numerous poetic lines
    21 in. (53.5 cm.) high


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    The inscriptions are extracts from the famous text entitled 'Teng Wang Ge Xu', which may be translated as 'Preface to the Teng Wang Pavilion'. It was composed by the Tang dynasty (AD 616 - 906) poet Wang Bo.

    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY OF A DUTCH COLLECTOR (LOTS 279 - 289)