A extremely rare pair of bronze 'Shisou' ovoid 'dragon' vases Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century | 清十七至十八世紀 銅錯銀龍紋獅首耳瓶一對 《石叟》款
Property from a French private collection, Rhône-Alpes | 法國私人收藏
Property from a French private collection, Rhône-Alpes
A extremely rare pair of bronze 'Shisou' ovoid 'dragon' vases
Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century
of ovoid form with lion head handles, finely inlaid in silver wires around the exterior with dragons striding amongst clouds, the base with a two-character Shisou mark
30.1 cm, 11⅞ in.
Rare paire de grand vases en bronze incrustés de dragons en fil d’argent, dynastie Qing, XVIIE -XVIIIE siècle, marque Shisou
30.1 公分， 11⅞英寸
The two vases are generally in good condition. There are two small repairs in the cast to the footrim of one with some metal fill in and another small repair to the cast on the footrim of the other. Some expected light scratches and small oxydization in areas to the metal inlays and marks, but overall these have been well preserved.
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