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    Sale 7720

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Export Art

    12 May 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 119

    A PAIR OF CANTON ENAMEL OCTAGONAL DOUBLE-GOURD VASES

    18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A PAIR OF CANTON ENAMEL OCTAGONAL DOUBLE-GOURD VASES
    18TH CENTURY
    Each main face on the lower and upper sections applied with a square cartouche with canted corners, enclosing an elaborate design of birds in flight above crashing waves, and a pond inhabited by mandarin ducks and aquatic plants on a blue basse-taille enamelled ground, all surrounded by a thin band of alternating white and red paste gems and reserved on a bright yellow ground enamelled in the famille rose palette with meandering scrolls bearing various blooms
    15 in. (38 cm.) high, finely carved zitan wood stands (2)


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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF THE LATE JOSEPH McCRINDLE SOLD BY ORDER OF THE EXECUTORS.