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137
A GOLD-SPLASHED BRONZE ARCHAISTIC VASE, HU
QING DYNASTY, 17TH / 18TH CENTURY
Estimate
250,000350,000
LOT SOLD. 400,000 HKD
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137
A GOLD-SPLASHED BRONZE ARCHAISTIC VASE, HU
QING DYNASTY, 17TH / 18TH CENTURY
Estimate
250,000350,000
LOT SOLD. 400,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Water, Pine and Stone Retreat Collection, Scholarly Art III

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A GOLD-SPLASHED BRONZE ARCHAISTIC VASE, HU
QING DYNASTY, 17TH / 18TH CENTURY
supported on a flared foot, the globular body gently rising to a waisted neck, flanked by a pair of sinuous chilong handles, their heads turned backwards and the bodies arched, all below a slightly everted mouth, the voluminous belly with three further stylised chilong in low relief, decorated overall with gilt splashes, the underside with an apocryphal six-character Xuande mark in regular script within a recessed rectangular cartouche, bronze stand
20.4 cm., 8 in.
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Provenance

Spink & Sons Ltd., London, 1983.

Literature

The Minor Arts of China, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 1983, p. 40, no. 51.

Catalogue Note

Among gold-splashed bronzes of the early Qing period this vase is special for its form and decoration of dragons on the main body.  It is also rare to find gold splashed vessels of this size, with the majority either smaller or much larger than the current example. 

For related examples of gold splashed vases, see an ovoid form vessel, cast with a six-character Kangxi reign mark on its base, illustrated in Robert D. Mowry, China’s Renaissance in Bronze, Phoenix, 1994, pl. 34, from the Robert H. Clague collection; and an impressive large vase with handles, inscribed with an Arabic script, included in The Second Bronze Age. Later Chinese Metalwork, London, 1991, pl. 71.

Water, Pine and Stone Retreat Collection, Scholarly Art III

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Hong Kong