13 May 2008,
London, King Street
Price Realised GBP 6,875
Estimate GBP 4,000 - GBP 6,000
A COLLECTION OF TEN BLUE AND WHITE SPRINKLER BOTTLES FOR THE MIDDLE EASTERN MARKET
Comprising five pairs of bottles, variously decorated with floral roundels and panels, the tallest pair with unglazed café-au-lait bands at the neck, another pair with the lower halves under café-au-lait glazes and the upper with emblems and vessels, and others with underglaze blue decoration of floral motifs and roundels
from 9 in. (23 cm.) to 6½ in. (16.5 cm.) high (10)
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Four related bottles from the Johanneum Palace, Dresden, are illustrated by Walter Bondy, Kang-Hsi, München, 1923, pl. 205; one of which is very similar to one of the pairs in this lot.
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