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    Sale 7608

    Important European Furniture and Sculpture

    10 July 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 62

    A FRENCH SILVER-MOUNTED JAPANESE KENJO IMARI PORCELAIN BOWL WITH LID

    THE PORCELAIN LATE 17TH 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A FRENCH SILVER-MOUNTED JAPANESE KENJO IMARI PORCELAIN BOWL WITH LID
    THE PORCELAIN LATE 17TH 18TH CENTURY
    The domed lid and bowl decorated in iron red and blue with landscapes and floral sprays in cartouches, on a scrolling foliate-decorate ground with scaled roundels and a blue-and-white trellis border, the lid surmounted by a foliate-wrapped fruiting finial and with leaf tip-cast edge
    10½ in. (27 cm.) high; 10¼ in. (26 cm.) diameter


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    From the early 1700's on Parisian marchands-merciers purchased exquisite objects in exotic Asian porcelain directly from one of the East Indies companies and passed it to their bronziers to be decorate. The majority of objects were mounted in gilt-bronze, however, some objects were decorated with silver mounts and related Imari porcelain bowls with French silver mounts are in the Getty Museum, Malibu (inv. 74.DI.27 and 79.DI.123).

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