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A pair of gilt-bronze mounted Chinese celadon porcelain vases, the porcelain Qianlong (1736-1795), the mounts Louis XV circa 1770

UK: Greenford Park Warehouse

Estimate:

200,000 - 300,000 GBP

PROPERTY OF AN IMPORTANT PRIVATE COLLECTOR

A pair of gilt-bronze mounted Chinese celadon porcelain vases, the porcelain Qianlong (1736-1795), the mounts Louis XV circa 1770

A pair of gilt-bronze mounted Chinese celadon porcelain vases, the porcelain Qianlong (1736-1795), the mounts Louis XV circa 1770

Estimate:

200,000 - 300,000 GBP

PROPERTY OF AN IMPORTANT PRIVATE COLLECTOR

A pair of gilt-bronze mounted Chinese celadon porcelain vases

the porcelain Qianlong (1736-1795), the mounts Louis XV circa 1770


of gu shape, cylindrical, with a swelling central band, trumpet neck and sides spreading towards the foot, the body incised with peony scrolls, mounted to rim and footrim

For info original dims for lot 14 are 54.5cm. high, 27cm. wide; 1ft. 9½in., 10 5/8in.

These impressive mounted celadon vases are in overall good condition. The gilt-bronze mounts are also in excellent condition : the mercury gilding is original and is barely worn and has only very tiny stains. One vase with small repair to leaf cast frieze of the lip which is barely noticeable. Very small area (3-4 mm) of re-soldering and two very small holes to this frieze.

The Chinese porcelain has been carefully examined under ultraviolet light which reveals a perfect condition, except one hairline crack (10 cm long) on one vase.

Their size and their good condition make these vases even more exceptional. Attractive colour and ready to place.

Formerly in the Collection of the Vicomtesse de Courval, born Mary Ray (1835-1901);
Thence by descent, until sold Sotheby's, Paris, Ancienne Collection de la Vicomtesse de Courval, 25 March 2014, lot 108, when acquired by the present owner.