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    Sale 5349

    Christie's Interiors

    18 March 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 731

    Two Chinese export famille rose tea caddies

    QIANLONG (1736-1795)

    Price Realised  


    Two Chinese export famille rose tea caddies
    Qianlong (1736-1795)
    The first bearing an armorial, the motto reading 'Per Aspera Belli'; the other painted with twin roundels of Aphrodite, with Eros and a further cherub offering the goddess pearls and precious beads
    4 3/8in. (11.1cm.) high (2)

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    The armorial of Watson with Darell in pretence.

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    This lot will be removed to an off-site warehouse at the close of business on the day of sale - 2 weeks free storage