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    Sale 1957

    Chinese Export Art

    23 January 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 38

    A GROUP OF THREE FRUIT PYRAMIDS

    19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A GROUP OF THREE FRUIT PYRAMIDS
    19TH CENTURY
    The larger of pomegranates with brown-glazed seeds, resting in a yellow shallow bowl, the smaller two of peaches and pomegranates biscuit-glazed in yellow, brown and green and resting in fluted dishes
    8 5/8 and 6¾ in. (21.9 and 17.1 cm.) high (3)


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    These porcelain tabletop conceits derive from the Chinese tradition of piling offerings of various sweetmeats on the household altar