A doucai double gourd vase 18th century

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Lot 309
A doucai double-gourd vase
18th/19th century

Sold for £ 15,600 (US$ 21,969) inc. premium
A doucai double-gourd vase
18th/19th century
The lower bulb finely enamelled and painted with a tiger, a horse and a qilin amidst fire scrolls in a garden with plantain growing from rockwork, gnarled pine trees and floral sprays, all framed by upright and inverted ruyi-head borders, the upper bulb with two ruyi-head and fire-scroll framed cartouches enclosing an ox alternating with two demons amidst cloud and fire scrolls above the undulating ground with foliate sprays, between the waisted neck and the tapering lipped mouth rim variously decorated with straps with ruyi-head, flower and rainbow-shaped motifs reserved on sectional wan and floral honeycomb diaper grounds.
33.3cm (13in) high.

Footnotes

  • Provenance: an old English collection
A doucai double gourd vase 18th century
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