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Auction: Auction 24.03.2004
was auctioned on: 24 March 2004
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Estimate: US$15,000 - US$18,000
Price realised:  US$38,240
Lot number 14, Views: 35

AN UNUSUAL CARVED RED LACQUER PEAR-SHAPED VASE, HU QIANLONG CAST SEAL MARK WITHIN A RECTANGLE AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795) The two sides finely carved in relief with scenes of The Feast of the Immortals on Mount Kunlun, with Shoulao, Xiwangmu, the Queen Mother of the West, and some, if not all of the Eight Immortals represented, all amidst a richly detailed setting of terraced pavilions and the rolling waves of a lake, within scrolling borders formed by the bodies of pairs of sinuous dragons confronted on flaming pearls, and surrounded by a dense mille fleur ground, with a pair of gilt-copper elephant-head handles and gilt-copper mouth and foot rims, the nianhao cast in the metal base 12 3/8 in. (31.4 cm.) high

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Auction 24.03.2004
Date of the auction: 24 Mar 2004
Address: Christie's
New York, Rockefeller Center