13 May 2008,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 3,500
Estimate GBP 2,000 - GBP 3,000
A PAIR OF FAMILLE ROSE CANTON ENAMEL RECTANGULAR PLAQUES
Each delicately enamelled with flowering branches and shrubs, one with a bird perched upside-down on a branch of blossoming peach overhanging a cluster of poppies, dianthus and daisies, with a solitary butterfly in flight, the other with three butterflies and two prunus branches growing beside a hosta-like shrub with pink flowers and rockwork
14½ x 11½ in. (37 x 29 cm.), framed (2)
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