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    Sale 1958

    The Hodroff Collection, Part II Chinese Export Porcelain From The Collection Of Leo & Doris Hodroff

    23 January 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 314

    A LARGE PAIR OF FAMILLE ROSE COURT LADY CANDLEHOLDERS

    QIANLONG PERIOD

    Price Realised  

    A LARGE PAIR OF FAMILLE ROSE COURT LADY CANDLEHOLDERS
    QIANLONG PERIOD
    Each standing lady smiling sweetly and holding a vase to her side to take a candle, her hair swept up in a double topknot pinned with a flower and with a thin white-glazed headband, on a green lotus-leaf base
    16¾ in. (42.5 cm.) high (2)


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    Chinese porcelain court ladies were fashionable on European tables in the second half of the 18th century, and were made in varying sizes with varying details. A pair modelled very like the present example from a private Canadian collection was sold Christie's New York, 26 January 2006, lot 40. Also compare Howard and Ayers, op. cit., vol. II, p.614-5, pl. 644.

    Provenance

    C. Avery Topping Collection, Brasted Park, England


    Literature

    Howard, The Choice of the Private Trader, p. 258, pl. 307


    Exhibited

    Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 1997