7 November 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 3,750
Estimate GBP 3,000 - GBP 5,000
A PAIR OF LARGE CANTONESE VASES, 19TH CENTURY
of baluster form with twin moulded gilt Buddhistic lion and cub handles and two pairs of scrolling dragons to the shoulder, painted with panels of figures at leisure amongst pavilions and gardens, others with birds and butterflies amongst flowers and fruits, surrounded by scrolling foliage, fruits, butterflies, bats, Buddhistic symbols and Shou characters on a gilt ground -- 36¼in. (92.2cm.) high (2)
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