• Fine Chinese Ceramics and Work auction at Christies

    Sale 2297

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    26 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1445

    A FAMILLE ROSE 'BUTTERFLY' VASE

    GUANGXU SIX-CHARACTER MARK IN IRON RED AND OF THE PERIOD (1875-1908)

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A FAMILLE ROSE 'BUTTERFLY' VASE
    GUANGXU SIX-CHARACTER MARK IN IRON RED AND OF THE PERIOD (1875-1908)
    Finely enamelled with butterflies within decorative borders and with a band of lotus and shou characters on the shoulder
    15¾ in. (40 cm.) high


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    Similar Guangxu-marked vases are illustrated in Imperial Porcelain of Late Qing from the Kwan Collection, The Chinese University of Hong Kong Art Gallery, Hong Kong, 1983, p.133, no. 140; by G. Avitabile, From the Dragon's Treasure: Chinese Porcelain from the 19th and 20th Centuries in the Weishaupt Collection, London, 1987, p. 91, no. 126; and by H.A. Van Oort, Chinese Porcelain of the 19th and 20th Centuries, the Netherlands, 1977, pl. 104. Compare, also, to one sold in these rooms, 19 September 2007, lot 430.

    Provenance

    Private Chinese collection, acquired prior to 1949.


    Pre-Lot Text

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