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    Sale 2130

    Chinese Export Porcelain

    21 January 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 70

    A PAIR OF BLUE AND WHITE URNS AND COVERS

    LAST QUARTER 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF BLUE AND WHITE URNS AND COVERS
    LAST QUARTER 18TH CENTURY
    Each molded with drapery swags suspending large rose sprigs in the front and back, a band of upright leaves just above the spiral-fluted pedestal base and the spiral-fluted cover surmounted by a large blue pinecone knop enriched in gilt
    16½ in. (42 cm.) high (4)


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    These distinctive urns were inspired by Swedish faience from the Marieberg factory, where the form was first made in 1773, heralding the new fashion for classicism. J.G. Phillips illustrates a Marieberg example together with a Chinese export from the Helena Woolworth McCann collection (now at the Metropolitan Museum, New York) in China Trade Porcelain, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1956, pp. 162-3.