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PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF HENRY H. ARNHOLD, SOLD TO BENEFIT THE ARNHOLD FOUNDATION

A LARGE PARCEL-GILT BRONZE 'CHILONG' GARLIC MOUTH BOTTLE VASE
MING DYNASTY, 16TH / 17TH CENTURY
Estimate
20,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 22,500 USD
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863

PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF HENRY H. ARNHOLD, SOLD TO BENEFIT THE ARNHOLD FOUNDATION

A LARGE PARCEL-GILT BRONZE 'CHILONG' GARLIC MOUTH BOTTLE VASE
MING DYNASTY, 16TH / 17TH CENTURY
Estimate
20,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 22,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A LARGE PARCEL-GILT BRONZE 'CHILONG' GARLIC MOUTH BOTTLE VASE
MING DYNASTY, 16TH / 17TH CENTURY
resting on a splayed foot and rising to a slender columnar neck with a lobed 'garlic head' and lipped rim, two sinuous dragons cast in very high relief coiled around the shoulder and neck, the bifurcated tails flattened against the surface, the larger beast looking up as if clambering upwards, the other climbing down, the dragons partially gilt, traces of gilt cloud whorls on the body, the base recessed 
Height 18 3/4  in., 47.6 cm
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Catalogue Note

The present vase is notable for its large size. A smaller pair with less pronounced garlic necks are illustrated in Rose Kerr, Later Chinese Bronzes, London, 1990, pl. 29. Compare a smaller vase with a smooth 'garlic bulb' on a tall foot, sold in these rooms, 21st March 2015, lot 765. See also a related example cast with petals at the rim, sold in our Hong Kong rooms, 30th November 2017, lot 497. A pair of silver wire-inlaid examples sold at Christie's London, 12th May 2015, lot 304. 

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