• Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works  auction at Christies

    Sale 2196

    Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    15 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 393

    AN UNUSUAL DOUCAI PRUNUS-SHAPED JARDINIERE

    18TH/19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    AN UNUSUAL DOUCAI PRUNUS-SHAPED JARDINIERE
    18TH/19TH CENTURY
    The deep sides divided into five lobes, each painted in a pale doucai palette with confronted foliated dragons, above a band of 'cracked ice' pattern on the foot and below a band of foliate sprays on the flat rim with raised outer edge, with a drainage hole in the base
    10 7/8 in. (27 cm.) across, box


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    Provenance

    Acquired by the grandfather of the present owners, Whampoa, Guangdong, circa 1890-1920s, thence by descent within the family.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A NORTH-AMERICAN CHINESE FAMILY COLLECTION, FORMED DURING THE LATE QING DYNASTY