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A RARE SERIES OF FIVE PAKTONG VASES

Chinese. Second Half Of The Eighteenth Century.

Measurements

Research
Of paktong. Each of ‘gu’ form with a flared lip above a rounded body with stepped shoulder, resting on a stepped domed foot.

Paktong is an alloy of copper, nickel and zinc that originated in China, where it was used as early as the 12th century, and was exported to the West in the 18th and 19th centuries. Its name is an Anglicization of the Cantonese pronunciation “Bai tong” for the Mandarin characters meaning “white copper.”

Research report available on request. 

Measurements:
Vase A- Height: 14 1/2″ (36.8 cm); Diameter: 10 1/4″ (26 cm).
Vase B- Height: 13 3/4″ (35 cm); Diameter: 10 1/2″ (26.7 cm).
Vase C- Height: 17″ (43.2 cm); Diameter: 12 1/4″ (31 cm).
Vase D- Height: 8 1/2″ (21.6 cm); Diameter: 6 1/4″ (16 cm).
Vase E-  Height: 14 1/2″ (36.8 cm); Diameter: 11 3/4″ (29.8 cm). 

Full research report available on request.