6 November 2009,
London, South Kensington
Price Realised GBP 10,000
A FAMILLE ROSE VASE, FIRST HALF OF THE 20TH CENTURY
of extremely delicate porcelain, painted in fine brush strokes with Guanyin seated in blue robes within a grotto, a long poem inscribed in black to the upper edge of the vase, the rim and base with fine hanging beading and ruyi-head motifs in blue enamels, Qianlong four-character mark to underside in blue enamels -- 8in. (20.5cm.) high.
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Received as a wedding gift 1st May 1948.