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    Sale 12041

    Noble & Private Collections Part II

    27 April 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 314

    FOUR CHINESE GILT-DECORATED BLUE-GROUND HEXAGONAL VASES

    19TH CENTURY

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    FOUR CHINESE GILT-DECORATED BLUE-GROUND HEXAGONAL VASES
    19TH CENTURY
    Comprising a pair with zoomorphic handles, gilt with a pavilion and inscribed with numerous poetic lines; another, similar, slightly larger; and the fourth, also similar but gilt with the Three Star Gods on one side
    22 ½ in. (56.5 cm.) high and smaller


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    The inscriptions are extracts from the famous text entitled 'Teng Wang Ge Xu', which may be translated as 'Preface to the Teng Wang Pavilion'. It was composed by the Tang dynasty (AD 616-908) poet Wang Bo.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED SWISS COLLECTION (LOTS 82-107, 301-317 & 461-493)