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    Sale 12290

    Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art And Textiles Part II

    13 May 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 704

    A PAIR OF FAMILLE ROSE RED-GROUND 'DOUBLE GOURD' VASES

    19TH CENTURY

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    A PAIR OF FAMILLE ROSE RED-GROUND 'DOUBLE GOURD' VASES
    19TH CENTURY
    Each vase is decorated with two gourd-form handles and double gourd-form cartouches, one enclosing a scene of two boys attending a lesson, below the inscription jiao zi cheng ming, ‘leading sons to success through education’, and the other depicting a bearded man and three boys at play in a garden, below the inscription zi zun wan dai, ‘ten thousand generations of sons and grandsons’. The cartouches are surrounded by a dense network of gourds and leafy vines, set against a ruby-red ground. There is an apocryphal Yongzheng seal mark to the base.
    16 ¼ in. (41.3 cm.) high, wood stands


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    Provenance

    The collection of Barone Angelo Pezzino di Geronimo, assembled circa 1950.