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Pair of Papier Mâché and Mother of Pearl Vases

$6,114.98per set


This pair of large Chinese papier mâché vases feature a brown ground and extensive mother of pearl inlays, the inlaid pieces arranged to create, on each vase, a depiction of a bird taking flight amid hints of wind and foliage. Each vase stands on its own five-leg base, each base inlaid with a band of mother of pearl along its top in a manner the complements the vase it holds.


  • Dimensions
    Height: 49.22 in. (125 cm)Diameter: 14.97 in. (38 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    Early 20th Century
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. Minor fading. Some damage to the surface of the vases, especially around the lip, and some pieces of mother of pearl missing.
  • Seller Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 119591stDibs: LU956316925651

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    Ships From: London, United Kingdom
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 14 days of delivery.

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