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A MATCHED PAIR OF CHINESE 'MIRROR BLACK' AND GILT GLOBULAR BOTTLE VASES
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A MATCHED PAIR OF CHINESE 'MIRROR BLACK' AND GILT GLOBULAR BOTTLE VASES

KANGXI (1662-1722)

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A MATCHED PAIR OF CHINESE 'MIRROR BLACK' AND GILT GLOBULAR BOTTLE VASES
Kangxi (1662-1722)
Supported on circular footrims and with cylindrical necks, each gilt with three large quatrefoil panels of songbirds and butterflies swooping and hovering above and beside flowering branches of asters, chrysanthemum and tree peony reserved on gilt grounds executed in reverse technique with a formal design of blossoming lotus between lappets and diaper-pattern bands fringed with ruyi on the necks fitted as lamps, with removeable fitment, on giltwood bases and pleated silk shades
Both about 17¾ in. (45 cm.) high, giltwood stands (2)
Provenance
John Sparks, London
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Lot Essay

Compare the pair of mirror black and gilt bottle vases of similar size from the W. Salinger collection, exhibited Chinesische Kunst, Berlin, 1929, catalogue no.861; another pair in the Min Chiu Society Exhibition, Monochrome Ceramics, Hong Kong, 1977, catalogue no.125; the pair from the Estate of Fredric Mueller, sold in our New York Rooms, 1 June 1990, lot 223; and another pair from the Ira and Nancy Koger Collection, sold Sotheby's New York, 27 November 1990, lot 37.
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