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    Sale 2711

    The Imperial Sale, Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    27 May 2009, Hong Kong

  • Lot 1849

    A PAIR OF FINE CLOISONNE ENAMEL AND GILT-METAL BLUE-GROUND OCTAGONAL JARDINIERES

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A PAIR OF FINE CLOISONNE ENAMEL AND GILT-METAL BLUE-GROUND OCTAGONAL JARDINIERES
    QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795)

    Each supported on eight small splayed bracket feet and with curved flaring sides, enamelled on each facet with a pair of light blue Kui dragons, their eyes picked out in red, and reserved on lapis-lazuli blue ground, below key-pattern bands at the upper rims, the flat bases with scattered prunus blossoms on a turquoise 'cracked-ice' ground, with original liners
    7 1/8 in. (18.2 cm.) wide
    (2)


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    Provenance

    Lord Loch of Drylaw (1827-1860)
    Alfred Morrison (1821-1897) and thence by descent to Lord Margadale of Islay, at Fonthill House, Wiltshire (Fonthill heirlooms)
    Chinese Porcelains and Enamels from The Alfred Morrison Collection, Fonthill House, Christie's London, 9 November 2004, lot 35