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A FINE ROBIN'S-EGG-GLAZED HU
18TH CENTURY

The swelling body with a molded rib at the shoulder divided by two archaistic elephant-head handles, covered in an attractive mottled turquoise and purple glaze stopping neatly above the foot, and continuing across the base--11 1/2 in. (29.2cm.) high

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Compare a vase of identical form and glaze, but with dragon-form handles, in the Tokyo National Museum, illustrated in Old Oriental Ceramics Donated by Mr. Yokogawa, 1953, no. 397, and a smaller example with the same handles illustrated in the Malcolm MacDonald Collection Catalogue, pl. XCIII, no. 257. See also a flambe-glazed example illustrated in Sekai Toji Zenshu, vol. 12, fig. 54
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