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    Sale 12292

    Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Textiles Part II

    11 November 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 863

    A 'FAUX HARDSTONE' ENAMELLED 'DOUBLE GOURD' DISH

    REPUBLIC PERIOD (1912-1949)

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A 'FAUX HARDSTONE' ENAMELLED 'DOUBLE GOURD' DISH
    REPUBLIC PERIOD (1912-1949)
    The flat dish is modelled as a large double gourd overgrown with branches of fruit-bearing vine, a bat sits on its edge. It is decorated in washed tones of russet and grey in imitation of hardstone. The base has an apocryphal Qianlong seal mark.
    7 7/8 in. (20 cm.) long


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    Provenance

    Acquired in the UK in the 1970s by the vendor's grandfather, then by descent.