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    Important European Furniture, Works of Art, Ceramics, Carpets, And Glass

    20 May 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 46

    A PAIR OF WORCESTER BLUE-SCALE KAKIEMON VASES AND COVERS

    CIRCA 1770, BLUE PSEUDO-CHINESE SEAL MARKS

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    A PAIR OF WORCESTER BLUE-SCALE KAKIEMON VASES AND COVERS
    CIRCA 1770, BLUE PSEUDO-CHINESE SEAL MARKS
    Of baluster form, each domed cover with flower finial, the cover and shoulder of the vase painted with sprays of flowers reserved within shaped panels edged with gilt C-scrolls, the front and back painted with a jabberwocky and phoenix in a stylized Chinoiserie garden within a shaped cartouche and gilt C-scrolls and bamboo surround
    10 in. (25.3 cm.) high (4)


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    For a similar vase, see English Pottery and Porcelain, The English Ceramic Circle 1948 Commemorative Exhibition Catalogue, pl. 98, no. 427. For a garniture of five blue scale vases in the Zorensky Collection decorated in a similar Kakiemon pattern as the present pair, see Simon Spero and John Sandon, Worcester Porcelain 1751-1790, Suffolk, 1996, p. 275, no. 331. Also see the J.D. and Louis Trabue Collection, Sotheby's, New York, 6 April 1988, lot 154, for an example lacking its cover.

    Provenance

    With Frank Partridge, Inc., New York.
    Emily Coddington Williams, Newport, Rhode Island; Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., New York, 16 May 1953, lot 299.
    Frederick J. and Annette H. Van Slyke, Baltimore, Maryland; Sotheby's, New York, 21 April 1989, lot 120.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF CANADIAN COLLECTORS


    Exhibited

    Baltimore, Maryland, The Baltimore Museum of Art, Anonymous Loan, 30 March 1964 - 2 October 1969.