• 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 490


    DATED 1879

    Price Realised  

    DATED 1879
    Decorated inside and out in a "Canton famille rose" palette on a blue enameled ground with alternating panels of court figures and gilt-ground bouquets in the "rose medallion" style, all below a series of patterned and floral borders that enclose a roundel with Arabic inscription in gilt
    12¾ in. (32.4 cm.) diameter

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    From a service made for Masoud Mirza Zil el-Sultan al Dowla, named Governor of Isfahan in 1874. See D. Nadler, China to Order, pp. 171-173, where the author notes that the inscription, "bearing his name and date A.H. 1297 (A.D. 1879)....(is) replete with complimentary titles and highly laudatory of the prince."