London, South Kensington
20 July 2000
A Cantonese rectangular comb box and cover
decorated with a group of officials on a terrace, panels of birds amongst flowering branches and bats on a ground of scrolling foliage -- 7¼in. (18.5cms) long; a Cantonese soap box, liner and cover painted withfigrues at leisure in a garden on a similar ground to the previous item -- 57/8in. (15cms) wide; and a Cantonese oval box, cover and stand with fruit spray finial -- the stand 5¾in. (14.5cms) long, all 19th century.
See Colour Plate 6 for One Item. (3)
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On the 6 and 7 of December Christie’s will offer almost 400 lots from a collection that includes works by Hals, Van Dyck, Leyster, Snyders and Jan Brueghel the Elder
Offered to benefit a new scholarship initiative from Bennington College, this work distils the unique form of abstraction for which the artist would become famous