London, South Kensington
9 November 2000
A large pair of cloisonne Hu-shape vases and covers
with T-shaped side flanges, decorated with panels of cranes standing amongst pine and rockwork before seashores, within bands of flowering branches and scrolling lotus, carved and pierced wood stands -- 20in. (50.8cm.) high, (minor wear, dents to two side flanges).
See Illustration. (2)
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