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  • FAMILLE ROSE VASE AT ADAMS CHINESE NEW YEAR SALE

    A FAMILLE ROSE ‘HUNDRED BATS’  VASE. UPDATE: THIS MADE 20,000 AT HAMMER

    This Famille Rose hundred bats vase comes up as lot 119 at the James Adam Chinese New Year sale of Decorative Asian Arts in Dublin on January 18. The globular trumpet necked vase with the Guangxu six-character mark and of the period is estimated at €5,000-€7,000. The brightly enamelled vase has a profusion of iron-red bats in flight amidst multicoloured lingzhi clouds, between a band of ruyi heads at the rim and upright lappets around the foot. It is divided at the shoulder by a band of lotus sprays alternating with gilt shou characters on the shoulder above a gilt relief border.

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