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    Sale 5351

    Christie's Interiors

    15 April 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 57

    A Chinese ormolu mounted famille verte oval basin

    KANGXI (1662-1722)

    Price Realised  


    A Chinese ormolu mounted famille verte oval basin
    Kangxi (1662-1722)
    Of lobed form with foliate rim, painted to the interior well with long tailed birds in blossoming cherry branches, surrounded by bands of birds variously amongst chrysanthemum, lotus, prunus and peony flowers, below a band of iron-red and green hatchwork with cartouches of butterflies and pheonix, raised on an elaborate four support ormolu mount
    16½in. (42cm.) wide

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