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    Sale 1957

    Chinese Export Art

    23 January 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 148

    A MASSIVE ORMOLU-MOUNTED VASE AND COVER

    CIRCA 1780

    Price Realised  

    A MASSIVE ORMOLU-MOUNTED VASE AND COVER
    CIRCA 1780
    Of slender baluster form, painted front and back in the 'Mandarin palette' with Chinese families at leisure in a villa garden, including a grandfather with spectacles and two young boys with a pig, all on an intricate cobalt blue and gilt ground with small landscape vignettes in colors and in iron-red, separate, fitted ormolu base
    32 5/8 in. (82.8 cm.) high overall (3)


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