Pair of Covered Vases
Pair of finely and elaborately painted and gilt covered vases with phoenix and cranes amidst large blossoming peony and rock work, Lappets encircling the spreading foot and a ruyi collar at the shoulder with a narrow band of fish and diaper and lotus plants at the rim below. The domed cover similarly decorated and surmounted by gilt and painted Buddhistic lion/ Fu Dog finials. Made during Qianlong Dynasty (1736-1795).
Porcelain, enamel, gilt
Overall: 34 x 20 in. (86.4 x 50.8 cm)
Purchased by James B. Duke for his 78th Street, New York apartment, prior to 1925. Moved to Rough Point after 1958.
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