London, South Kensington
18 May 2007
An archaistic rock crystal vase and cover, 19th century
of flattened baluster form, with a waisted neck and galleried rim, the domed cover with a Buddhistic lion finial, flanked by a pair of dragon and loose ring handles, supported on a splayed foot, carved with a band enclosing an archaistic taotie mask on each side -- 7¾in. (19.6cm.) high.
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