A carved lapis Lazuli lidded vase
Lot 5095
A lapis lazuli covered urn
18th/19th century
Sold for US$ 10,625 inc. premium

Lot Details
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Property from Various Owners
A lapis lazuli covered urn
18th/19th century
Of flattened ovoid contour tapering sharply to a pedestal base and carved in low relief to either side with four stylized bats framing a fifth in the center which suspends a ribbon-tied chime, a pair of dragon-form handles bracketing the waisted neck below a key-fret band on the rim and repeated on the conforming roof-form lid with a pierced knob finial, the bright blue matrix mottled with gold flecks and white inclusions.
8 3/8in (21.3cm) high

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    with a circular paper label reading The Minor Arts of China IV, Spink & Son Ltd., 1989, and numbered 183 in ink
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