12 May 2009,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 97,250
Estimate GBP 15,000 - GBP 20,000
A PAIR OF CANTON ENAMEL OCTAGONAL DOUBLE-GOURD VASES
Each main face on the lower and upper sections applied with a square cartouche with canted corners, enclosing an elaborate design of birds in flight above crashing waves, and a pond inhabited by mandarin ducks and aquatic plants on a blue basse-taille enamelled ground, all surrounded by a thin band of alternating white and red paste gems and reserved on a bright yellow ground enamelled in the famille rose palette with meandering scrolls bearing various blooms
15 in. (38 cm.) high, finely carved zitan wood stands (2)
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THE PROPERTY OF THE LATE JOSEPH McCRINDLE SOLD BY ORDER OF THE EXECUTORS.