London, South Kensington
6 November 2009
A MONGOLIAN SILVER MOUNTED CELADON AND RUSSET JADE DOUBLE VASE, 18TH CENTURY
formed as a cong-shaped vase joined to a smaller cylindrical vase with silver mounts, decorated with silver climbing qilong dragons to the sides and waves to the base, the stand with turquoise and coral inlay -- 5¾in. (14.8cm.) high.
Plesch collection (Hv 14); acquired from Lemp, Zurich, Switzerland, May 1972.
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Exhibited by the Oriental Ceramic Society, The Chinese Scholar's Desk 17th to 18th Century, An Exhibition held in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, Oct 1st- Oct 31st 1979, p. 17, no. 85.
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