• 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 464

    TWO UNUSUAL MINIATURE FAMILLE ROSE-ENAMELED SCROLL-FORM BRUSH POTS

    LATE 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

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    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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    Provenance

    Acquired by the grandfather of the present owners, Whampoa, Guangdong, circa 1890-1920s, thence by descent within the family.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A NORTH-AMERICAN CHINESE FAMILY COLLECTION, FORMED DURING THE LATE QING DYNASTY