15 September 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 4,000
Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000
A BLUE AND WHITE JARDINIERE
Heavily potted with deep ovoid sides, well painted with four shaped reserves of two different alternating shapes and alternately decorated either with a pheasant standing on a rock amidst flower stems, or butterflies flitting around tree peony, all reserved on a ground of dense lotus scroll below a band of classic scroll
14½ in. (37 cm.) diam.
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Acquired by the grandfather of the present owners, Whampoa, Guangdong, circa 1890-1920s, thence by descent within the family.
PROPERTY FROM A NORTH-AMERICAN CHINESE FAMILY COLLECTION, FORMED DURING THE LATE QING DYNASTY
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