• 500 Years: Decorative Arts Eur auction at Christies

    Sale 2203

    500 Years: Decorative Arts Europe Including Carpets from The Corcoran Gallery of Art

    24 November 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 2

    A CHINESE EXPORT SILVER AND BRASS-MOUNTED IVORY TEA CADDY

    LATE 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A CHINESE EXPORT SILVER AND BRASS-MOUNTED IVORY TEA CADDY
    LATE 18TH CENTURY
    The rectangular hinged top opening to a divided interior with two lids, carved overall with relief panels of blossom motifs and strapwork, inscribed in black paint 'G-32' and with a paper label inscribed 'N/18-5'
    4¾ in. (12 cm.) high, 8 in. (20.5 cm.) wide, 4¼ in. (11 cm.) deep


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    An almost identical tea caddy, possibly even from the same workshop, was in the collection of Mr. Basil and the Hon. Mrs. Ionides, Buxted Park, Sussex, and is illustrated in Chinese Export Art in the Eighteenth Century, M. Jourdain and R. S. Jenyns, London, 1950, p. 133.

    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED PRIVATE COLLECTION