London, South Kensington
18 July 2002
A PAIR OF CANTONESE ORMOLU MOUNTED BALUSTER VASES
WITH MOULDED RECUMBENT LION HANDLES, PAINTED AND GILT WITH PANELS OF DIGNITARIES ON TERRACES ON GROUNDS OF BIRDS AMONGST SCATTERED FRUIT AND FLOWER SPRAYS -- THE PORCELAIN 13½IN. (34.2CMS) HIGH, (DRILLED).
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