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18th century, Qianlong Period, Qing dynasty. Composed of a pair of tall cylinders joined by a falcon with outspread wings standing on the head of a bear-like beast, the tail and hind of each creature emerging between the vases at the rear to form a handle surmounted with a bat, each cylinder decorated in low relief with a broad band of bosses above another band of archaistic recumbent silk worm scrolls and a lower border of pendent cicada blades, key fret border around the foot ring, fitted with a double cover surmounted by a swirling dragon, the semi-translucent white stone with areas of opaque inclusions, with original carved dark hardwood stand. From a Montreal Collection, acquired in the 1960's. Approx. 6 1/4 in., 16 cm. without stand.
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