11 May 2004
A FAMILLE ROSE 'MANDARIN-PATTERN' FLASK
Of pear-shaped form with tall cylindrical neck, applied with a gilt dragon handle, the body finely enamelled on each side with a shaped cartouche enclosing figures in a garden divided by smaller bird cartouches and landscape vignettes, all reserved on an iron-red, grisaille and gilt 'Y'-pattern ground
10¾ in. (27.5 cm.) high
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A flask of identical form but with European and Chinese figures in the cartouches is in the Hodroff Collection, illustrated by D. S. Howard, The Choice of the Private Trader, London, 1994, p. 207, no. 241.
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