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Auction: Important Chinese Art
was auctioned on: 5 April 2017
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A RARE AND IMPORTANT PAIR OF LARGE BRONZE-IMITATION VASES SEAL MARKS AND...

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Estimate: HK$16,000,000 - HK$25,000,000
ca. US$2,058,016 - US$3,215,650
Price realised:  HK$19,300,000
ca. US$2,482,481
Lot number 3604, Views: 6

A RARE AND IMPORTANT PAIR OF LARGE BRONZE-IMITATION VASES SEAL MARKS AND PERIOD OF QIANLONG each of archaistic hu form, potted with a flattened pear-shaped body supported on a splayed foot, sweeping up to a waisted neck and everted rim, the exterior powerfully carved in raised relief with three wide bands depicting taotie masks framed by symmetrical archaistic kuilong, the curved dragon body reduced to sylised scrolls, encircled at the foot with a narrower band of similar decoration, each band with raised flanges in relief at the four sides, all reserved on a crisply carved leiwen ground, covered overall in a teadust glaze of brown tone to simulate the patina of bronze, splashed with robin's-egg turquoise and green enamels to mimic encrustation, the brown-glazed base impressed with a six-character seal mark within a square, the zitan wood stands deftly carved with archaistic taotie masks echoing the decoration of the vase, together with a negative on glass dating from the late 19th century 41.5 cm, 16 3/8 in.

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Sotheby's
Title: Important Chinese Art
Date of the auction: 5 Apr 2017
Address: Sotheby's
Hong Kong