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A FINE AND RARE ROBIN'S EGG-GROUND GILT-DECORATED ARCHAISTIC VASE SEAL MARK AND PERIOD OF QIANLONG
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A FINE AND RARE ROBIN'S EGG-GROUND GILT-DECORATED ARCHAISTIC VASE\nSEAL MARK AND PERIOD OF QIANLONG, THIS IS A PREMIUM LOT. CLIENTS WHO WISH TO BID ON PREMIUM LOTS ARE REQUESTED TO COMPLETE THE PREMIUM LOT PRE-REGISTRATION 3 WORKING DAYS PRIOR TO THE SALE. BIDnow ONLINE BIDDING SERVICE IS NOT AVALIABLE.\nBased on the archaic bronze hu form with decoration imitating bronze and green patina, of compressed ovoid section with broad shoulders rising to a collared neck, flanked by a pair of reticulated archaistic gui dragons below an everted mouth, the body moulded in low-relief in a café-au-lait glaze outlined in gilt with a wide register containing four pairs of confronting gui dragons with bodies dissolving into 'hooks and volutes', set between two rows of moulded bats and bosses, with further bands of ruyi-heads and a trefoil collar around the shoulders, the neck decorated with further confronting gui dragons, all above moulded upright lappets skirting the gui dragon foot, reserved against a mottled robin's egg blue ground with details picked out in gilt, the interior glazed in a café-au-lait glaze,  the countersunk base similarly glazed with a further layer of gilding and impressed with a six-character reign mark    \n37.5 cm., 14 3/4 in.
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THIS IS A PREMIUM LOT. CLIENTS WHO WISH TO BID ON PREMIUM LOTS ARE REQUESTED TO COMPLETE THE PREMIUM LOT PRE-REGISTRATION 3 WORKING DAYS PRIOR TO THE SALE. BIDnow ONLINE BIDDING SERVICE IS NOT AVALIABLE.

based on the archaic bronze hu form with decoration imitating bronze and green patina, of compressed ovoid section with broad shoulders rising to a collared neck, flanked by a pair of reticulated archaistic gui dragons below an everted mouth, the body moulded in low-relief in a café-au-lait glaze outlined in gilt with a wide register containing four pairs of confronting gui dragons with bodies dissolving into 'hooks and volutes', set between two rows of moulded bats and bosses, with further bands of ruyi-heads and a trefoil collar around the shoulders, the neck decorated with further confronting gui dragons, all above moulded upright lappets skirting the gui dragon foot, reserved against a mottled robin's egg blue ground with details picked out in gilt, the interior glazed in a café-au-lait glaze,  the countersunk base similarly glazed with a further layer of gilding and impressed with a six-character reign mark

dimensions

37.5 cm., 14 3/4 in.

provenance

Collection of Lord Loch of Drylaw (1827-1900) (?).

Collection of Alfred Morrison (1821-1897), Fonthill House, Tisbury, Wiltshire.

The Rt. Hon The Lord Margadale of Islay, T.D.

Christie's London, 18th October 1971, lot 52.

Jen Chai Art Gallery, New York, no. A526 (one of the gallery labels of J.T. & Co.).


*Note: The price is not recalculated to the current value. It refers to the actual final price at the time the item was sold.

*Note: The price is not recalculated to the current value. It refers to the actual final price at the time the item was sold.


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