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TWO POWDER-BLUE AND GILT-DECORATED VASES

TWO POWDER-BLUE AND GILT-DECORATED VASES

Lot 37. Two powder-blue and gilt-decorated vases, 18th century; The larger, 812 in. (21.5 cm.) highEstimate GBP 1,200 - GBP 1,800© Christie's Images Ltd 2020

Each vase is very similarly gilded to the body with prunus and bamboo branches on a powder-blue ground, all below a band of stylized chrysanthemum blossoms reserved on a geometric ground to the shoulder. The reverse of each vase is inscribed in Cyrillic and one vase with Gatchina Palace label with inventory number '11839'. With similarly decorated covers

ProvenanceGatchina Palace, Russia (according to label)
Acquired by the current vendor's father in Europe in the early 20th Century.

Christie's. The Art of China: Spring Edition, 20 February 2020