15 September 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 22,500
Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 9,000
A FAMILLE VERTE BALUSTER VASE
KANGXI PERIOD (1662-1722)
The elongated body decorated with a continuous scene of four court ladies admiring an infant in a terraced garden below a diaper band with chrysanthemum heads, the neck with a scene of boats and a lakeside pavilion beneath a pine tree
18 1/8 in. (46.3 cm.) high, box
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Acquired by the grandfather of the present owners, Whampoa, Guangdong, circa 1890-1920s, thence by descent within the family.
PROPERTY FROM A NORTH-AMERICAN CHINESE FAMILY COLLECTION, FORMED DURING THE LATE QING DYNASTY
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