• 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 415

    TWO BLANC-DE-CHINE EWERS AND COVERS

    17TH/18TH CENTURY

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    TWO BLANC-DE-CHINE EWERS AND COVERS
    17TH/18TH CENTURY
    Both of pear-form, the first taller and with a band of key fret at the neck, with faceted spout issuing from an animal mask, and a stylized dragon handle, the domed cover with bud knop; the second incised with lotus sprays and an inscription, with C-scroll handle, the cover with stem-form knop, incised two-character Xuande mark on base, both glazed a creamy white tone
    6¼ and 5 1/8 in. (15.8 and 13 cm.) high, stands and boxes (2)


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    Provenance

    Formerly J.M. Hu Collection.


    Exhibited

    An Exhibition of Te Hua Porcelain, Art Gallery, Chinese University of Hong Kong, January - June 1975, nos. 33-4.
    The first: Monochrome Ceramics of Ming and Ch'ing Dynasties, The Min Chiu Society and The Urban Council, Hong Kong Museum of Art, 2 August - 4 October 1977, p. 121, no. 147.