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Lot 42: David Vase: Yuan Dynasty Dragon Vase with Elephant Handles Similar to Percival David's Collection

Worldwide Scholars' Collection of Chinese Antique Treasure Porcelain, Jade and Bronze

by Hong Kong Washington Company

29 October 2016

Kowloon, Hong Kong

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  • David Vase: Yuan Dynasty Dragon Vase with Elephant Handles Similar to Percival David's Collection
  • David Vase: Yuan Dynasty Dragon Vase with Elephant Handles Similar to Percival David's Collection
  • David Vase: Yuan Dynasty Dragon Vase with Elephant Handles Similar to Percival David's Collection
  • David Vase: Yuan Dynasty Dragon Vase with Elephant Handles Similar to Percival David's Collection
  • David Vase: Yuan Dynasty Dragon Vase with Elephant Handles Similar to Percival David's Collection
  • David Vase: Yuan Dynasty Dragon Vase with Elephant Handles Similar to Percival David's Collection
  • David Vase: Yuan Dynasty Dragon Vase with Elephant Handles Similar to Percival David's Collection
  • David Vase: Yuan Dynasty Dragon Vase with Elephant Handles Similar to Percival David's Collection
  • David Vase: Yuan Dynasty Dragon Vase with Elephant Handles Similar to Percival David's Collection
  • David Vase: Yuan Dynasty Dragon Vase with Elephant Handles Similar to Percival David's Collection
   
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Description: This is a massive dragon vase of Yuan Dynasty (1279-1368). This is decorated with a lively dragon. The cobalt blue was imported from Iran. Heaps and piling effect are the landmarks of this Yuan Vase. It has two elephant shape handles. The Percival David Foundation has a similar pair like this called David vase and being exhibited at the British Museum. This piece is very similar to that of Percival David's Collection now housed in British Museum. Provenance: Collection of a Scholar in Chicago who acquired this in 1960s. This is indeed a Yuan Dynasty treasure.

Condition Report: Excellent

Dimensions: H 25 1/2 in.

Date: 1279-1368

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