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    Sale 7431

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    6 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 190

    A RARE LACQUER AND MOTHER-OF-PEARL-DECORATED PORCELAIN BALUSTER VASE

    18TH CENTURY

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    A RARE LACQUER AND MOTHER-OF-PEARL-DECORATED PORCELAIN BALUSTER VASE
    18TH CENTURY
    Finely lacquered and inlaid with mother-of-pearl to depict boats and buildings in a tree-lined riverscape scene, beside rockwork and beneath cloud scrolls
    9 in. (22.8 cm.) high


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    A porcelain dish decorated in similar style to the current vase, but with figures in landscape in mother-of-pearl, from the Grandidier Collection is now in the Musée Guimet (illustrated in The World's Great Collections - Oriental Ceramics, vol. 7, Musée Guimet, Kodansha International, Tokyo New York/San Francisco, 1981, no.157). A larger and slightly later porcelain vase decorated in this style was sold in our New York Rooms on 16 September 1998, lot 51. Another vase from the collection of George de Menasce, OBE, was illustrated in the Spink & Sons, London catalogue, 1971, p. 51, no. 206.

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