A PAIR OF LOUIS XV ORMOLU-MOUNTED CHINESE CELADON PORCELAIN BAMBOO-FORM BRUSHPOTS
A PAIR OF LOUIS XV ORMOLU-MOUNTED CHINESE CELADON PORCELAIN BAMBOO-FORM BRUSHPOTS
A PAIR OF LOUIS XV ORMOLU-MOUNTED CHINESE CELADON PORCELAIN BAMBOO-FORM BRUSHPOTS
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A PAIR OF LOUIS XV ORMOLU-MOUNTED CHINESE CELADON PORCELAIN BAMBOO-FORM BRUSHPOTS

THE PORCELAIN QIANLONG (1735-1795), THE MOUNTS CIRCA 1750

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A PAIR OF LOUIS XV ORMOLU-MOUNTED CHINESE CELADON PORCELAIN BAMBOO-FORM BRUSHPOTS
THE PORCELAIN QIANLONG (1735-1795), THE MOUNTS CIRCA 1750
Each with pierced scrolling rocaille base
7 in. (18 cm.) high
Provenance
Possibly Pierre-Victor baron de Besenval in his hôtel in the rue de Grenelle, Paris and subsequently sold Paris, 10 August 1795, as part of lot 148.
With Michel Meyer, Paris, circa 1970.
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's Paris, 22 October 2008, lot 58.
Literature
Plaisir de France, July-August 1974, vol. 421.
P. Gallois, ‘Baron de Besenval’s Eclectic Eye’, The Furniture History Society, Newsletter 221, février 2021, pp. 3-4.
Special notice

This lot has been imported from outside of the UK for sale and placed under the Temporary Admission regime. Import VAT is payable at 5% on the hammer price. VAT at 20% will be added to the buyer’s premium but will not be shown separately on our invoice.

Lot Essay

These extremely rare ormolu-mounted bamboo-shaped brush-pot vases are identical to the vase visible on the left of the chimneypiece in Baron de Besenval's portrait by Pierre-Henri Danloux and can be associated with two known pairs: one in the Victoria and Albert Museum (inv. nos 820, 820A, 1882) and a pair sold at Christie's, London, 4 December 1975, lot 47. They are exemplary of the unique creative involvement of the marchands-merciers such as Lazare-Duvaux who provided luxurious ormolu items for pationate collectors of oriental porcelain such as Baron de Besenval who had a particuar interest in unusual celadon wares.

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