A pair of Chinese silver-gilt filigree vases, covers and stands, with contemporary embellishment in coral and white enamel, the filigree probably Canton, the applied coral and enamel probably Trapani, Sicily, circa 1750
- Silver, Coral
- 21.8cm., 8 1/2 in. high
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A smaller pair of Chinese parcel-gilt silver filigree vases, covers and stands were sold at Christies, 10 June 2008 lot 174, `marked under stands with Chinese characters'. Another pair without stands was sold at Dreweatts, 26 February 2014, lot 801. Those vases appear to be identical to the present pair, except that their applied filigree flowers and foliage, has been identically replaced in coral by Sicilian workmen, in Trapani.