12 May 2009
A PARCEL-GILT BRONZE VASE, GU
KANGXI PERIOD (1662-1722)
Of flaring form, cast simulating overlapping petals, the central knop with two coiled chilong amongst cloud scrolls highlighted in gilt, with a rich dark olive patina, the base with a Xuande six-character mark
11in. (27.9 cm.) high
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A similar pair of gu vases is illustrated by Robert D. Mowry, China's Renaissance in Bronze, The Robert H. Clague Collection of Later Chinese Bronzes 1100-1900, Phoenix Art Museum, 1993, p. 159, no. 32.
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