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    Sale 2037

    Important European Furniture, Ceramics, and Carpets

    21 November 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 267

    A BOW LARGE TEABOWL

    CIRCA 1750-1755, IRON-RED PAINTER'S 10

    Price Realised  

    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).

    Provenance

    With Frank Tilley, London, 1955
    Gladys L. Robertson, Galt, Ontario.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF CANADIAN COLLECTORS (LOTS 267-269)