• Important American Furniture,  auction at Christies

    Sale 2287

    Important American Furniture, Folk Art, Silver & Chinese Export

    21 - 25 January 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 467

    A FAMILLE ROSE 'DOUBLE PEACOCK' TUREEN, COVER AND A STAND AND TWO PLATES

    QIANLONG PERIOD

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    A FAMILLE ROSE 'DOUBLE PEACOCK' TUREEN, COVER AND A STAND AND TWO PLATES
    QIANLONG PERIOD
    In the classic pattern showing a peacock and peahen perched on rockwork in a garden growing with large, lush peony blooms alongside smaller flowers, the octagonal rims enameled with floral sprays and edged in a narrow iron-red border, the tureen with rabbit-head handles and asymmetrical scroll knop
    15 in. (38.1 cm.) wide, the tureen stand; 9 in. (22.9 cm.) diameter, the plates (5)


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    King Joao VI of Portugal is known to have owned a service in this pattern, which has been desirable in Portugal and Brazil ever since. See J.G. Veiga, Chinese Export Porcelain in Private Brazilian Collections, London 1989, pp. 197-199.

    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF ELINOR GUGGENHEIMER