London, South Kensington
18 January 2000
A Chinese blue and white fish bowl
Painted with a continuous band of birds and butterflies among lotus chrysanthemums, peonies and other flowers and between bands of stiff-leaves, ruyi heads and key-frets, the rim with a band of chrysanthemum and cloud scrolls, 19th century
20½in. (52cm.) diam.
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Introducing the first auction in a series of three offering the collection of Paul Destribats, the Paris-based bibliophile
A cheaper, quicker alternative to oil paint, pastel became the perfect medium for portraits of the middle class