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A SAMSON IMARI-PATTERN BALUSTER VASE AND DOMED COVER of faceted form with a kylin finial, painted in underglaze-blue, iron-red, green and gilding with a phoenix in flight, the reverse with a smaller phoenix on an island, flanked by bamboo and chrysanthemum, the shoulder and foot with shaped bands of underglaze-blue scrolling foliage reserved with chrysanthemums edged with thick black lines, the cover with similar decoration (repaired rim chip to cover, slight wear to paint and gilding), late 19th Century

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A SAMSON IMARI-PATTERN BALUSTER VASE AND DOMED COVER of faceted form with a kylin finial, painted in underglaze-blue, iron-red, green and gilding with a phoenix in flight, the reverse with a smaller phoenix on an island, flanked by bamboo and chrysanthemum, the shoulder and foot with shaped bands of underglaze-blue scrolling foliage reserved with chrysanthemums edged with thick black lines, the cover with similar decoration (repaired rim chip to cover, slight wear to paint and gilding), late 19th Century
22in. (56cm.) high
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