• 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 273

    AN UNUSUAL FRAMED BLUE AND WHITE AND BISCUIT WALL PLAQUE

    19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    AN UNUSUAL FRAMED BLUE AND WHITE AND BISCUIT WALL PLAQUE
    19TH CENTURY
    The porcelain plaque painted in underglaze blue with a border of archaistic scroll and foliate scroll spandrels framing two shaped recessed panels left in the biscuit and carved in high relief leaving the decoration reserved in white against a black ground, one of fan shape with a pair of birds amidst chrysanthemum, the other of quatrefoil shape with a pair of ducks swimming below a flowering peach branch, the frame carved in operwork with double-gourd vine
    21½ x 16½ in. (54.6 x 42 cm.) framed


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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