London, South Kensington
6 November 2009
A GILT DECORATED BLUE GLAZED HU VASE, 19TH CENTURY
with twin bamboo formed handles, painted to the body in vibrant gilt with fierce confronting dragons chasing a flaming pearl below bands of precious objects, Shou characters, and bats inflight, Qianlong underglaze blue seal to base surrounded by further confronting dragons in polychrome enamels -- 20½in. (52cm.) high.
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