Lot 144
A Bronze ‘Phoenix’ Vase, Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Mark but Possibly Later

Of square baluster form, with flared foot and broad shoulders, neck and body decorated with phoenixes amongst dense peony scrolls, ruyi and key-fret borders, one side of the foot with a six-character Qianlong mark

height 16.4"
height 41.6 cm

Est. $6000/8000
Realised: $16250
Auction Date: 12/04/2017

Provenance: From an Estate in Seattle, WA

Note: This type of vase appears to have been made for one of the European Palaces in the Yuanming Yuan, and should come as a dragon and phoenix pair. The current example in the sale might be a match to the dragon vase from the Mrs. V. Paul collection, sold at Christie's London, April 16, 1980, lot 54. Possibly the other only comparable pair, removed from the Yuanming Yuan in 1860, was sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 9 October 2007, lot 1322

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