9 November 2016,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 625
Estimate GBP 500 - GBP 700
A LARGE CANTONESE FAMILLE ROSE BASIN
FIRST HALF OF THE 19TH CENTURY
The basin is decorated with a central roundel of birds and insects beside flowering peonies and rocks, the cavetto similarly decorated with four shaped panels interspersed with auspicious objects. The rim is embellished with a dense design of butterflies, birds, flowers and foliage.
19 in. (48.2 cm.) diam.
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Collection of Count Redmond Toler Clayton (1863-1937).
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