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    Sale 2130

    Chinese Export Porcelain

    21 January 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 73

    A LARGE PAIR OF BLUE AND WHITE TEA CANNISTERS

    19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A LARGE PAIR OF BLUE AND WHITE TEA CANNISTERS
    19TH CENTURY
    Square and painted in inky tones of cobalt blue with an extensive Chinese riverscape showing tiny figures crossing arched bridges decorated with prunus blossom and cracked ice pattern, fishermen in sampans, villa compounds on the shore and sacred fungus growing under pine trees, further details on the shoulders, with later brass covers
    12¾ in. (32.4 cm.) high (4)


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