A PAIR OF CINNABAR LACQUER WALL VASES QING DYNASTY, QIANLONG PERIOD |
300,000 - 400,000 HKD
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- 14.8 cm, 5 7/8 in.
each with a flattened back, the ovoid body rising from a short foot to a flared neck, the body deftly carved in varying levels of relief with a rectangular panel enclosing figural scenes, one depicting an attendant hauling a horse towards two conversing scholars amongst a fenced garden, the other with two foreigners hunting in a landscape, all framed by ruyi lappets above and foliate strapwork below, the neck with floral sprays between key-fret bands and the foot encircled by scattered florets, set on the shoulders with a pair of dragon handles in gilt, similarly decorated with three mythical beasts in gilt around the base, the reverse lacquered in black
Galerie Delpace, Brussels, 10th September 1941.
Oude Kunst uit Leuvens Privebezit, Musée Municipal de Louvain, Belgium, 1964, cat. no. P/24.