• Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works  auction at Christies

    Sale 2196

    Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    15 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 431

    A BLUE AND WHITE JARDINIERE

    18TH/19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A BLUE AND WHITE JARDINIERE
    18TH/19TH CENTURY
    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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    Provenance

    Acquired by the grandfather of the present owners, Whampoa, Guangdong, circa 1890-1920s, thence by descent within the family.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A NORTH-AMERICAN CHINESE FAMILY COLLECTION, FORMED DURING THE LATE QING DYNASTY