• The Collection of Benjamin F.  auction at Christies

    Sale 2388

    The Collection of Benjamin F. Edwards III

    26 January 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 44

    A FAMILLE ROSE "HONG" BOWL

    CIRCA 1785

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A FAMILLE ROSE "HONG" BOWL
    CIRCA 1785
    Finely enameled around the exterior with a continuous scene of the Canton waterfront showing numerous Western and Chinese figures at leisure or labor before and within the foreign factories, a complex interior border encloses purple Chinese landscape vignettes above iron-red Western rural vignettes, the bowl a pair to lot 51
    12½ in. (31.8 cm.) diameter


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    Provenance

    With The Art Exchange, New York City.
    A Philadelphia private collection; sold Sotheby's, New York, 25 January 1989, lot 280.


    Literature

    S. Sherrill, 'Living with Antiques: An American Furniture Collection in Pennsylvania', The Magazine Antiques, October 1972, Volume CII, No. 4, p. 659 (illustrated).