• Important American Furniture,  auction at Christies

    Sale 2287

    Important American Furniture, Folk Art, Silver & Chinese Export

    21 - 25 January 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 477

    A PAIR OF "LEAPING PEKINESE" PLATES

    CIRCA 1740

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF "LEAPING PEKINESE" PLATES
    CIRCA 1740
    Enameled in blue with details picked out in greyish black, the leaping Pekingese surrounded by panels showing a parrot, a cockatoo, a pair of doves and a flying crane, reserved on a distinctive trellis ground
    9 in. (22.9 cm.) in. (2)


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    Howard and Ayers refer to this design as "The Pekinese and the parrots" and speculate that it may be the work of Cornelis Pronk and his studio, (China for the West, vol. I, London, 1978, p. 296).

    Provenance

    Anonymous sale; Christie's, Amsterdam, 23 May 2006, lot 267.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION