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    Sale 12290

    Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art And Textiles Part II

    13 May 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 629

    AN 'ARCHAISTIC' ROCK CRYSTAL VESSEL, GUANG

    19TH CENTURY

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    AN 'ARCHAISTIC' ROCK CRYSTAL VESSEL, GUANG
    19TH CENTURY
    The pouring vessel is carved in shallow relief on each side of the body with a taotie mask. The two various animal-mask handles have loose rings.
    5 in. (12.7 cm.) high, silver wire-inlaid wood stand


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    Provenance

    Property from a Private Swiss Collection, amassed between 1963 and 1980.