Pair of large Chinese cinnabar covered vases, urn form; the tops with intricately carved decoration depicting opposing dragons chasing a flaming pearl; the bodies with intricately carved landscape and figural/immortal decoration. 16 3/4" H. Marks for Ming Dynasty, probably 19th century. Note a photograph of this lacquer covered box is pictured in a 1963 article on the Asian and American antiques of John and Amanda Gray, Chattanooga, TN. Provenance: Riceville, TN collection. Condition: Urns with dents to bodies and losses to cinnabar decoration. Minute losses to cinnebar on rims of both lids.
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