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A CHINESE CORAL-GROUND 'CHILONG' BOTTLE VASE EARLY 20TH CENTURY The exterior decorated in a vibrant iron-red, with a moulded chilong applied to the shoulder, the details of the beast's scales and hair picked out in gilt, the rim interior and base glazed turquoise, with a six character Qianlong mark to the base, 33.5cm. Provenance: from an English private collection, acquired in Asia c.1920, and thence by descent.

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