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    Sale 2027

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    17 September 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 242

    A SMALL BOXWOOD VASE

    18TH CENTURY

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    Estimate

    A SMALL BOXWOOD VASE
    18TH CENTURY
    Possibly meant for holding incense tools, well carved as a section of the trunk of a prunus tree with a flowering branch extending from the mouth rim down the knotted sides, with a slender and hollowed stalk of bamboo growing to one side, with warm dark amber patina
    4½ in. (11.5 cm.) high


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    The fine workmanship in the carving of this vase can also be seen in a boxwood brushpot or vase carved as five stems of bamboo and a prunus branch in the collection of the Palace Museum, Beijing, illustrated by E.S. Rawski and J. Rawson, eds., China: The Three Emperors, 1662 - 1975, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 2005, p. 225, no. 135. The style of carving is very similar to the present lot, and it is dated early Qing dynasty and ascribed to the Palace Workshops, Beijing.

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