21 - 22 June 2016
DEUX PETITS VASES ARCHAISANTS EN BRONZE
CHINE, XVIIEME SIECLE
The pear-shaped vase is cast to both sides with a chilong holding a lotus spray in its mouth, with the shoulder flanked by a pair of elephant handles, and the base cast with an apocryphal Xuande six-character mark; small repairs. The bottle vase is decorated with a sinuous chilong spiralling around the neck.
8 ½ and 7 ¼ in. (21.5 and 18.5 cm.) high
Property of a French noble family, the collection was formed by the present owner's great-grandfather, from late 19th century to early 20th century.
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TWO BRONZE ARCHAISTIC 'CHILONG' SMALL VASESCHINA, 17TH CENTURY
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