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    Sale 5901

    Christie's Interiors

    3 March 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 256

    A RARE CHINESE IBERIAN MARKET BLUE AND WHITE MOON-FLASK

    Price Realised  

    A RARE CHINESE IBERIAN MARKET BLUE AND WHITE MOON-FLASK
    LATE 16TH/EARLY 17TH CENTURY
    With flattened circular body and tapering conical neck, painted on each face with a bird perched on a flowering camellia branch beside bamboo and rockwork
    9 in. (23.5 cm.) high.


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    The flask is made for the Spanish or Portuguese market and closely related to those that bear the arms of Spain, Castile and Leon quarterly, made for King Philip II of Spain (1556-98).

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