London, South Kensington
14 November 2002
A Canton enamel rectangular Gu vase
Qianlong sealmark and of the period.
the central section painted in coloured enamels with a shou character among bats and cloud scrolls within scrolling leaf shaped panels, among scrolling lotus flowerheads and leaves -- 12¾in. (32.3cm.) high, (restoration to interior plate and mark).
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