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    Sale 2269

    Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art Including Jades from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

    19 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 608

    A SMALL ARCHAISTIC BRONZE VASE, CONG

    17TH/18TH CENTURY

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    Estimate

    A SMALL ARCHAISTIC BRONZE VASE, CONG
    17TH/18TH CENTURY
    Cast in imitation of an archaic jade cong, with a pair of lion mask handles, the base with apocryphal Xuande mark; together with two cloisonné enamel weights for the scholar's table, Qianlong period, one a minitaure circular mirror, the other a rectangular scroll weight enameled with diaper pattern and applied on top with a narrow panel decorated with flower sprays, fitted into a zitan base
    cong 6 1/8 in. (15.5 cm.) high, box; mirror 2 in. (5.2 cm.) diam.; paper weight 10 7/8 in. (27.5 cm.) long (3)


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    A similar vase was sold Sotheby's, Hong Kong, 3-4 May 1994, lot 395. For another example of an enameled mirror see H. Brinker and A. Lutz, Chinesisches Cloisonné Die Sammlung Pierre Uldry, Museum Rietberg, Zurich, 1985, no. 272. See, also, the scroll weight of similar rectangular form, no. 275.

    Provenance

    Scroll weight: Sotheby's, Hong Kong, 25 April 2004, lot 70.