A PAIR OF CHINESE BLUE AND WHITE 'PRUNUS' JARS AND MATCHED COVERS
PROPERTY FROM THE LEES FAMILY COLLECTION, LOTS 67 AND 68
A PAIR OF CHINESE BLUE AND WHITE 'PRUNUS' JARS AND MATCHED COVERS

19TH CENTURY

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A PAIR OF CHINESE BLUE AND WHITE 'PRUNUS' JARS AND MATCHED COVERS
19TH CENTURY
The ovoid jars decorated with blossoming prunus branches on a bright underglaze blue cracked-ice ground, with similarly decorated covers
9 in. (22.8 cm.) high
Provenance
The Reverend Jonathan Lees was a missionary in China in the 19th century and collected many Chinese works of art on his travels. The Rev. Lees son, Edward Lees, inherited many pieces from his father as well as collecting various items himself during his travels in Asia by means of his fur trade business. Upon his death in 1915, his wife Beatrice and daughter Rosalind (the owner's grandmother) returned to England in the middle of First World War via the Trans-Siberian railway and Scandinavia ship from Norway to Newcastle.

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