15 May 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 23,300
Estimate GBP 4,000 - GBP 6,000
A PAIR OF LARGE HEXAGONAL CANTONESE VASES, 19TH CENTURY
each with moulded Buddhistic lion handles, painted and gilt with panels of dignitaries and ladies on terraces and warriors in a landscape, all above a chrysanthemum spray band, on grounds of butterflies, birds and insects amongst flower and fruit sprays, the mouth rim with a band of ruyi, the interior turquoise -- 35in. (88.9cm.) high. (2)
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