6 December 2004
A DERBY BLUE AND WHITE PIERCED OVAL BASKET
The double rope-twist handles with flowerhead terminals, the centre painted with a pagoda and pine on a fenced river island, a hut beneath willow on a further island, within a cell and flowerhead border, the exterior with applied flowerheads at the intersections
9 5/8 in. (24.5 cm.) wide
The Stanley Fisher Collection.
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Stanley W. Fisher, English Blue and White Porcelain of the 18th Century (London, 1947), pl. 13A.
Fenichell Basmajian, New York, 1-15 November 2001, no. 137.
Cf. Bernard Watney, English Blue and White Porcelain of the 18th Century (London, 1973), pl. 64C.
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The designer and decorator shows us around his Santa Monica HQ, and enthuses over the forthcoming Rooms as Portraits auctions in London and New York
Chinese Works of Art specialist Olivia Hamilton reckons this pair of superb sculptures — around 1,300 years old — are ‘the finest I've seen come up for sale‘