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A PAIR OF LATE LOUIS XV ORMOLU-MOUNTED CHINESE PORCELAIN VASES
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE CANADIAN COLLECTION (LOTS 301 - 437)
A PAIR OF LATE LOUIS XV ORMOLU-MOUNTED CHINESE PORCELAIN VASES

THE MOUNTS 1765 - 1770, THE PORCELAIN KANGXI (1662 - 1722)

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A PAIR OF LATE LOUIS XV ORMOLU-MOUNTED CHINESE PORCELAIN VASES
THE MOUNTS 1765 - 1770, THE PORCELAIN KANGXI (1662 - 1722)
The bulbous body with red foliate scrolling decoration surmounted by a fluted neck suspending husk-trails and with lappeted angular handles, surmounted by a detachable domed foliate lid with fruiting finial, on a gadrooned cap and a raised domed foot with foliate cap and stepped base with milled edge
14½ in. (36 cm.) high (2)
Provenance
George Widener, Miramar, Newport, Rhode Island.
St. John's College, Annapolis, Maryland and Santa Fe, New Mexico, sold Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, 7 April 1979, lot 38.

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The Widener family of Philadelphia formed one of the greatest collections of works of art in America at the end of the 19th century. The superb paintings assembled by Peter (d. 1915), and his son Joseph (1872 - 1943), formed the nucleus of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, along with works donated by the Kress Foundation.

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