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    Sale 1957

    Chinese Export Art

    23 January 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 45

    AN ORMOLU-MOUNTED FAMILLE ROSE INKSTAND

    THE PORCELAIN MID-18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    AN ORMOLU-MOUNTED FAMILLE ROSE INKSTAND
    THE PORCELAIN MID-18TH CENTURY
    Of bombé oval form with three blue mask and paw feet, richly enamelled overall with gilt-enriched passion flower vine, a large panel of peony front and back, its four apertures now mounted in gilt bronze, the larger two lined with European porcelain cups and having gilt bronze lids, a pair of gilt bronze handles applied at each end
    10¼ in. (26 cm.) wide (3)


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    A stand of this form with Spanish arms that can be dated precisely to 1742 is illustrated by A. Diez de Rivera, The Spanish Market, Oriental Art, vol. XLV, no 1, p 41.