London, South Kensington
13 September 2001
A CANTONESE BALUSTER VASE
WITH CONFRONTING BUDDHISTIC LION HANDLES, MOULDED GUEI DRAGONS TO THE SHOULDER, PAINTED AND GILT WITH PANELS OF FIGURES ON TERRACES, BIRDS AND BUTTERFLIES AMONGST FLOWERS, ALL ON GROUND OF SCROLLING FOLIAGE -- 17½IN. (44.4CM.) HIGH.
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