6 November 2009,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 34,850
Estimate GBP 4,000 - GBP 6,000
A PAIR OF CLOISONNE ENAMELLED AND GILT BRONZE GU VASES, QIANLONG (1723-95)
of square sectioned form with heavy raised geometric flanges to the corners of the body, each decorated to the centre of the vase with taotie masks, between stylised lappets to the flaring base and neck, all upon a turquoise enamelled ground, the base and rim with a band of key-fret, the interior with a panel of scrolling lotus designs -- 14 7/8in. (38cm.) high, fitted wood stands. (2)
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