Sun, May 1, 2016 11:00AM EDT - Mon, May 2, 2016 11:00AM EDT
Chinese, 19th century. A pair of cinnabar lacquer vases on stands with varied decoration in high relief depicting many Buddhist elders in a verdant mountainous landscape, the narrow foot with a band of lappets filled with foliate scrolls, the shoulder with a band of wide lappets filled with foliate scrolls and key patterning, the narrow neck with a field of peony blossoms on vine topped by a band of ruyi scrolls and bottomed by a band of lappets filled with meandering key patterning, each vase to a fitted stand raised on four scrolling legs joined by serpentine stretchers and decorated with peony blossoms on vines. Underside of one vase with paper label for Alan Franklin Transport (Dorset, England). Overall approximate height 24.75:, diameter 8.5".
Overall with minor surface scratches and wear commensurate with age and use. One vase with white abrasion to side near shoulder - other vase with small area of chipping to shoulder. Each stand with losses to platform surface (not visible when mounted with vase) - 1 also with lose stretcher, other with flaking losses to stretcher. Overall, structurally stable with crisp decoration.