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Estimate: HK$2,500,000 - HK$3,500,000
ca. US$322,082 - US$450,915
Price realised:  HK$3,150,000
ca. US$405,823
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A VERY RARE IMPERIAL CHAMPLEVE AND GILT-BRONZE ARCHAISTIC VASE, HU
QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795)
A VERY RARE IMPERIAL CHAMPLEVE AND GILT-BRONZE ARCHAISTIC VASE, HU QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795) The baluster body of the hu -shaped vase is decorated on both sides in champlevé enamels of deep blue, turquoise, orange, black, white and green with interlaced scrollwork in relief issuing from stylised taotie masks and terminating in dragon-heads, linked by mythical beast masks, all reserved on the gilt-bronze ground. The tapering neck is adorned by an undulating band filled with formal ring and hook motifs, flanked by a pair of loop handles. 15 1/2 in. (39.3 cm.) high

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Reverence and Perfection - Magnificent Imperial Cloisonne Enamels from a Private European Collection
Date of the auction: 29 May 2013
Address: Christie's
29 May 2013, Hong Kong, HKCEC Grand Hall