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A RARE INCISED AND MOLDED DOUBLE GOURD BOTTLE
A RARE INCISED AND MOLDED DOUBLE GOURD BOTTLE
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PROPERTY FROM THE FAMILY COLLECTION OF GENERAL JOSEPH W. STILWELL
A RARE IMPRESSED DOUBLE GOURD BOTTLE

REPUBLIC PERIOD

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A RARE IMPRESSED DOUBLE GOURD BOTTLE
REPUBLIC PERIOD
The lower section of the bottle is finely impressed with a bird perched on a flowering peony branch on one side and two bats in flight on the other, the upper section with the moon accompanied by scrolling clouds, and a dated inscription, Jiaqing bingchen nian (1796), followed by a signature, Xingyouhengtang zhi (‘Made for the Hall of Constancy’), followed by the seal Xingyouhengtang. The mouth is mounted with a faux-jadeite glass archer’s ring.
11 in. (27.9 cm.) high, cloth box
Provenance
The Collection of General Joseph W. Stilwell (1883-1946), acquired in the early twentieth century, and thence by descent within the family.
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Compare a molded double-gourd bottle vase of comparable size sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 5 October 2011, lot 2028.

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