21 November 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Plaza
Price Realised USD 1,500
A BOW LARGE TEABOWL
CIRCA 1750-1755, IRON-RED PAINTER'S 10
The interior with fruiting grapevine, the leaves in two shades of green, the exterior with a similar vine and with two doves strutting before a beehive raised on a four-legged table, bees buzzing overhead
5 in. (12.6 cm.) diameter
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The beehive on the present bowl is closely related to Masonic emblems of the time, many found of Chinese Export porcelain and printed wares of the period. A similar Bow bowl with fruiting vine and inscribed in black with a painter's 10 is in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London (c.565-1922).
With Frank Tilley, London, 1955
Gladys L. Robertson, Galt, Ontario.
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