21 June 2012
A PAIR OF CHINESE EXPORT PORCELAIN 'MANDARIN PALETTE' VASES AND COVERS
Each of baluster form flanked by Buddhist lion mask handles suspending gilt rings, painted front and back with large Chinese domestic scenes set in lakeside gardens, the panels edged in gilt bamboo and reserved on a 'Y'-patterned ground, Buddhist lion finials
14¼ in. (36.2 cm.) high (4)
Anonymous sale; Christie's, New York, 23-24 January 2002, lot 19.
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