• Lot 74

    An archaistic celadon-glazed carved vase, hu

    KANGXI

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    An archaistic celadon-glazed carved vase, hu
    Kangxi
    Carved with a broad band of dragons coiling through a meander of foliage and lingzhi, between borders of ruyi and pointed petals, applied with a pair of black-washed biscuit lion-mask and fixed-ring handles
    26.6 cm. high


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    Similar black (copying bronze) mask handles appear on a Kangxi turquoise-glazed censer in the collection of the Shanghai Museum illustrated in Kangxi Porcelain Wares from the Shanghai Museum Collection, Wang Qingzheng (ed.), Shanghai Museum/Woods Publishing, Hong Kong, 1998, p. 369, no. 250.
    Another archaistic celadon glazed vase with black handles was sold in our New York Rooms, 30 March 2005, lot 429.

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    Provenance

    Major General Baron H. van Hemert tot Dingshof
    and thence by descent.