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    Sale 1957

    Chinese Export Art

    23 January 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 191

    A COMMEMORATIVE ARMORIAL PUNCHBOWL

    CIRCA 1920

    Price Realised  

    A COMMEMORATIVE ARMORIAL PUNCHBOWL
    CIRCA 1920
    Enamelled in colors front and back with a large Hapsburg coat-of-arms inscribed BURC CO TYR 1820 X ARCHID AUST DUX, pheasant and peony vignettes in colors on each side on a field of iron-red and gilt flowers, repeated in the interior, below black-ground gilt vine borders inside and out
    16 in. (40.6 cm.) diameter


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    Presumably made for the hundredth anniversary of an historic event relating to the house of Hapsburg, whose rulers were also Princely Counts of Tyrol in the 19th century.