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A VICTORIAN BLACK, GILT AND POLYCHROME-DECORATED TOLE JARDINIERE
A VICTORIAN BLACK, GILT AND POLYCHROME-DECORATED TOLE JARDINIERE
A VICTORIAN BLACK, GILT AND POLYCHROME-DECORATED TOLE JARDINIERE
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A VICTORIAN BLACK, GILT AND POLYCHROME-DECORATED TOLE JARDINIERE

MID-19TH CENTURY

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A VICTORIAN BLACK, GILT AND POLYCHROME-DECORATED TOLE JARDINIERE MID-19TH CENTURY The egg-shaped bowl with pierced gallery and decorated with chinoiserie scenes, with a later brass liner, on a waisted faceted support headed by Chinese characters and decorated with flowers, on a stepped octagonal base with bun feet, inscribed in chalk 'S508' and 'B3112/1612000' 31 ½ in. (80 cm.) high; 16 in. (41 cm.) diameter
Provenance
With Partridge, London, 1984.
Anonymous sale; Christie's, New York, 27 October 2006, lot 53.
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Specified lots are being stored at Crozier Park Royal (details below) or will be removed from Christie’s, 8 King Street, London, SW1Y 6QT by 5.00pm on the day of the sale. Christie’s will inform you if the lot has been sent offsite. If the lot is at has been transferred to Crozier Park Royal, it will be available for collection from 12.00pm on the second business day following the sale. Please call Christie’s Client Service 24 hours in advance to book a collection time at Crozier Park Royal. All collections from Crozier Park Royal will be by pre-booked appointment only. Tel: +44 (0)20 7839 9060 Email: cscollectionsuk@christies.com. If the lot remains at Christie’s, 8 King Street, it will be available for collection on any working day (not weekends) from 9.00am to 5.00pm
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Lot Essay


This jardinière or plant stand for a palm or exotic shrub combines antique with French and Chinese ornament in the eclectic fashion introduced by George IV at The Pavilion, Brighton. Its bowl, japanned as trompe l'oeil black and polychrome lacquer with an ormolu gallery, features a chinoiserie vignette of birds, butterflies and figures set amongst garden pavilions. The latter, comprising kiosks and a pagoda, recall the ‘Prospect of the Porcelane Tower at Nan King in China’ engraved in John Hamilton Moore’s New and Complete Collection of Voyages and Travels, 1778. A Chinese inscription adorns the top of its octagonal, reed-banded and hollow-sided pillar, which is festooned in flowering acanthus, while the triumphal palms and laurels which wreathe its Grecian triple-stepped plinth recall an altar to Apollo.

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