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301: Superb Pair of "Cow Hair" Zitan Wall Vases

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Description

Superb Pair of "Cow Hair" Zitan Wall Vases, Qianlong reign (1736-1795), each of double gourd shape with fine low relief overall carving of lotus blossoms and scrolling foliage, the lower portion of each gourd with a poem composed by Qianlong and titled "Poem Imperially Made by Qianlong Emperor", the characters highlighted in gold leaf, each vase backed in bronze with a hole for attaching to the wall, a second pair is recorded, identical to the present pair, but with different poems, h. 7'-7/8".

Condition

Overall exceptional condition - no damage or repairs noted - carving in fine condition - calligraphy sharp,clear and retailing infilled gilt - an exceptional, rare pair with only one other pair found.
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23%

Estimate $7,000 – $10,000
Starting Bid $5,750
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8:00 AM - May 19, 2012
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