28 November 2005
A PAIR OF LARGE GILT-DECORATED BLUE-GLAZED VASES
GUANGXU SIX-CHARACTER MARKS AND OF THE PERIOD (1875-1908)
Each globular bottle vase covered inside and out with a bright powder-blue glaze and decorated in gilt with two five-clawed dragons contesting a flaming pearl amidst fire scrolls and clouds above cresting waves, the shoulder with a band of floral scrolls interspersed with four Shou symbols, the slender waisted neck with a dragon and a phoenix below a ruyi border around the mouth rim
23 1/2 in. (59.5 cm.) high, box (2)
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Previously sold in these Rooms, 26 September 1989, lot 804.
A smaller pair of vases (38.1 cm. high) from the Eugene O. Perkins Collection, was sold in our New York Rooms, 2 June 1989, lot 86.
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