7 November 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 2,750
Estimate GBP 700 - GBP 1,000
TWO FAMILLE NOIRE VASES, 19TH CENTURY
The first of beaker shape (gu) decorated with numerous exotic butterflies in flight amongst scattered floral sprays all on a black ground reserved with two bands of pale yellow-ground floral lappets; and a baluster vase decorated in a similar palette with a pheasant perched on rockwork amongst tree peony, magnolia branches and smaller birds in flight, both vases with underglaze blue Kangxi six-character marks -- the larger 18 in. (46 cm.) high. (2)
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