16 September 2015
AN EXPORT FAMILLE ROSE HEXAGONAL VASE
The body of the vase is decorated with lobed panels, pierced with a wan pattern. Two applied dragons crawl across a floral background and around the tapered neck. Boarders of pierced cash motifs encircles the mouth and the foot of the vase.
16 in. (40.5 cm.)
The James E. Sowell Collection, Dallas, Texas.
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