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    Sale 7581

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Export Art

    13 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 240

    A VERY RARE SMALL YELLOW-GLAZED WATERPOT

    UNDERGLAZE-BLUE KANGXI FOUR-CHARACTER MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1662-1722)

    Price Realised  

    A VERY RARE SMALL YELLOW-GLAZED WATERPOT
    UNDERGLAZE-BLUE KANGXI FOUR-CHARACTER MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1662-1722)
    Of globular shape with a short foot and mouth rim, incised decorated with two coiled slender dragons amongst scrolling foliage, covered in a lemon-yellow glaze
    2¼ in. (5.7 cm.) wide


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    A similarly shaped waterpot from the Kangxi period in a white glaze, from the Collection of Evelyn Annenberg Hall was sold in our New York Rooms, 29 March 2006, lot 125.
    Compare also a blue and white waterpot decorated with lotus and of similar shape, sold in our New York Rooms, 20 September 2005, lot 342.

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    Provenance

    Mr. & Mrs. George Warre, purchased from C.T. Loo, Paris, 15 September 1915.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A LADY

    PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE LATE GEORGE FRANCIS WARRE, CBE
    SOLD ON BEHALF OF A DIRECT DESCENDANT (Lots 178, 240-242)

    George Warre was born in Oporto on 19 April 1876, and was the third generation of the famous port-producing Warre family to have been born in Portugal. It was probably Captain Annesley Tyndale of Hove, Sussex, a keen collector of Chinese ceramics and hardstones, who introduced George Warre to the field of Chinese art. Tyndale was a close family friend and, according to the family, adopted the Warre name, and it was his collection that George Warre inherited.

    George Warre added to the Collection with his wife Nora, whom he married in 1912 and who also showed a keen interest in Chinese art. The Warre Collection was amassed through purchases from highly respected London dealers such as Spinks, Bluetts, Sparks, Malletts, Partridges, and Gorer. Many of the pieces from the collection were bequested to various institutions, including Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery, the Montreal Museum of Fine Art; the National Turst and The Art Gallery and Museum at the Royal Pavilion, Brighton.