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    Sale 2261

    The Hodroff Collection, Part III

    21 January 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 190

    A PAIR OF STRIPED IRON-RED AND GILT VASES

    FIRST QUARTER 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A PAIR OF STRIPED IRON-RED AND GILT VASES
    FIRST QUARTER 18TH CENTURY
    The pear-shaped bodies decorated with spiraling peach stripes edged in iron-red, the bulb necks carefully painted with four gilt and iron-red chrysanthemum heads below the flaring mouths
    10¼ in. (26 cm.) high (2)


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    An example in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, is illustrated by C. Le Corbeiller and A.C. Frelinghuysen in Chinese Export Porcelain, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2003, p. 11, where the authors note that this decoration "imitates the opaque white threads of Venetian latticino glass of the late sixteenth century." It is also interesting to note that an identical pair was in the collection of Augustus the Strong.

    Provenance

    The Benjamin F. Edwards III Collection.


    Literature

    Fuchs and Howard, Made in China, front cover and p. 166, no. 106.