17 September 2015
A VERY RARE YELLOW AMBER FLATTENED BALUSTER VASE AND COVER
The vase is of flattened form with tapered neck and flared foot. The shoulders are carved with fixed lion mask and ring handles below the rim, which is encircled by a bow-string band repeated on the lower edge of the domed cover, which is surmounted by a recumbent lion. The amber is of an unctuous, golden honey-yellow tone.
8 5/8 in. (21.9 cm.) high, box
The Viscount Astor, Cliveden, Berkshire, England, Philips London, 15 May 1967, lot 1263.
Christie's London, 12 July 2005, lot 67.
Property from the Lai Family Collection.
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