15 September 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 10,625
Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000
TWO UNUSUAL MINIATURE FAMILLE ROSE-ENAMELED SCROLL-FORM BRUSH POTS
LATE 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY
Each in the shape of two partially unrolled scrolls of different heights tied together, one decorated on one side with two shaped reserves on a faux marble ground, the other side with prunus and cracked ice diaper in gold and iron red, with a Qianlong four-character seal mark in iron red on the base, the other brush pot raised on a faux wood stand and painted with two 'brocade' coverings, both with turquoise interior
3½ and 3 3/8 in. (9 and 8.6 cm.) high, one box (2)
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Acquired by the grandfather of the present owners, Whampoa, Guangdong, circa 1890-1920s, thence by descent within the family.
PROPERTY FROM A NORTH-AMERICAN CHINESE FAMILY COLLECTION, FORMED DURING THE LATE QING DYNASTY
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