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    Sale 7592

    Four British Collections Including Important Furniture

    5 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 193

    A PAIR OF CHINESE FAMILLE VERTE VASES WITH COVERS

    KANGXI (1662-1722)

    Price Realised  

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    A PAIR OF CHINESE FAMILLE VERTE VASES WITH COVERS
    KANGXI (1662-1722)
    Each of baluster form, decorated overall with reserves depicting exotic birds perched in branches amidst foliage and floral sprays, the domed covers with shaped finials
    22½ in. (57 cm.) high (2)


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    These vases once formed part of the collection of Mr and Mrs Saul Steinberg which evolved over many years and included important English and Continental furniture, Old Master paintings, works of art, silver and porcelain. The setting for the collection was Apartment 15, 740 Park Avenue, a prime location in Manhattan: The apartment was previously owned by John D. Rockefeller, Jnr. This apartment block was designed by Rosario Candela and Arthur Loomis Harmon, the design partners of Shreve, Lamb & Harmon, architects of the Empire State Building. The Steinberg's apartment was carefully redecorated by the renowned interior decorator Mark Hampton.

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    Provenance

    Bought from Christopher Hodsoll.
    Mr. & Mrs. Saul P. Steinberg; Sotheby's, New York, 26 May 2000, lot 173.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
    (LOTS 130-209)