London, South Kensington
22 February 2007
A Chinese famille rose Canton enamel jar and cover, 19th century
decorated with foliate panels enclosing a scene with a lady painting a scroll on a table laden with scholarly objects beside another lady, and ladies in a veranda, flanked by floral sprays with birds and butterflies, all between ruyi-head and key-fret bands around the shoulders and petal panels above the foot, the cover with boys and a dignitary at the top, with peach, finger citron and floral sprays on the sides, blue four-character Qianlong seal mark -- 6 7/8in. (17.4cm.) high.
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