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English Market

A large pair of Chinese export mandarin palette vases with covers, of pear shape and oval cross section each painted with panels of Chinese figures on an iron red and gilt Y-diaper ground, the handles and lion knops in gilt.

This a very fine example of this type, with high quality enamelling and detailed painting. The flattened form means that they would sit well on wall brackets or mantlepieces. These are in very good condition with a small chip to one handle and another to the rim of one cover, both professionally colour filled.

Date:  circa 1780
Period:  18th century, Qianlong period
Origin:  China
Medium: porcelain
Dimensions: 58.4 cm (23 inches)
Provenance: Ex. Patricia Kluge collection

Categories: Oriental and Asian Art