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H.: 43,5 cm (the vase excl. stand and cover)
Presented with a later carved wooden cover and stand.
- Acquired at a Belgian auction, ca. 10 years ago, by the current owner. (Bernaerts, Nov. 20, 2006, Lot 344 - scans of the original catalogue available on demand)
- At that point sold from the private collection of a general practicioner from Mol, Belgium.
- International Exhibition of Chinese Art, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1935-1936, Exhibition catalogue, nr. 2178, for the description and an image of the complete vase. The example concerned was then lent by Sir John Buchanan-Jardine. It was decribed as: 'Vase, with dragon handles and decoration of polychrome enamels. H.: 69,9 cm. Mark of Qianlong period.' Please refer to the illustrations. The full publication can be consulted on the website of the Royal Academy of Arts. (link)
- Generally in excellent condition.
- Reduced, as visible from the catalogue entry.
- Around the cut, negligible minor glaze abrasions visible.
- Minor surface wear and removable dirt.
- A small spot of loss to the green enamel of one of the claws.