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    Sale 7720

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Export Art

    12 May 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 188

    A RARE FAMILLE ROSE 'POMPADOUR'-PATTERN POT-POURRI JAR AND COVER

    QIANLONG PERIOD, CIRCA 1745

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    A RARE FAMILLE ROSE 'POMPADOUR'-PATTERN POT-POURRI JAR AND COVER
    QIANLONG PERIOD, CIRCA 1745
    Of squat pear shape with slightly waisted flaring upper section pierced with four apertures and gently rounded body, surmounted by a shallow domed cover pierced witgh a further eight apertures, the squat finial painted with iron-red overlapping petals and pierced with a larger aperture at the top, brightly enamelled en suite to lot 186
    7 3/8 in. (18.5 cm.) high


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    Pot pourri jars of this particular shape appear to be exceptionally rare. A pair of pear-shaped 'Pompadour'-pattern pot-pourri jars and covers, but with unusual pale celadon grounds, was sold Sotheby's London, 8 November 1994, lot 274 (together with a selection of other pieces of this pattern as lots 254-274).

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    Provenance

    Sambon-Warneck Collections; Maurice Rheims, Galerie Charpentier, Paris, 1 June 1956, lot 232 (part).
    Louis de Chollet Collection, Paris.


    Literature

    M. Beurdeley, Porcelain of the East India Companies, London, 1962, cat. 190, p. 194.