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Three carved amber vases and covers, Qing dynasty, 19th century. Photo courtesy Sotheby's

comprising a pair of flattened hu-form vases and covers, carved in relief with mirror images of a sage and his attendant riding a donkey in the snow to gather plum blossoms, the reverse with two monkeys playing in a peach tree, one vase with a lion knop, the other with dragon, both flanked by loose ring handles; the third vase carved in high relief and openwork with two peacocks, one grasping a sprig in its beak all among sprigs of peony issuing from a rocky base, two wood stands (8). Height of tallest 5 3/8  in., 13.6 cm. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD

PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED PRIVATE COLLECTION

 

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. New York | 17 Sep 2013http://www.sothebys.com