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Asian Art

Pair of vases

18th century

Enamel and gilt on copper

H. 5 7/8 in. (14.9 cm.) D. 2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm.)
Gift of Winston F. C. Guest, B.A. 1927
1958.89.2a
Geography: 
China
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Chinese
Period: 
Qing dynasty (1644–1911), Qianlong period (1736–95)
Classification: 
Containers - Metals
Provenance: 

Believed to have come from the Imperial Collection, Peking. After hte revolution of 1911, they were said to have been placed as loan security in the Salt Industry Bank, Peking, later sold to Ton-ying, and then to Ralph Chait, art dealers in New York.

Bibliography: 

George J. Lee, Selected Far Eastern Art in the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1970), 13, no. 16, fig. 16.

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