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    Sale 12195

    Living With Art

    14 - 15 June 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 173

    TWO CHINESE 'IMARI' APOTHECARY BOTTLE VASES

    KANGXI PERIOD (1662-1722)

    Price Realised  

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    TWO CHINESE 'IMARI' APOTHECARY BOTTLE VASES
    KANGXI PERIOD (1662-1722)
    Each decorated with iron-red and blue with formal arrangement of lotus vine bearing blossoms, with a lappet border and a tasseled gilt collar around the necks
    10¼ in. (26 cm.) high, the slightly larger (2)


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    A European form used for liquid medicines and made in both Japan and China, most often in the 17th century, these bottles were sometimes inscribed with the names of potential contents or of an owner.

    Provenance

    With applied paper label for Benjamin F. Edwards III Collection.
    The Hodroff Collection Chinese Export Porcelain From The Collection of Leo & Doris Hodroff sale; Christie's New York, 24 January 2007, lot 149.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY OF A MIDWESTERN COLLECTOR