27 November 2007
THE PROPERTY OF A LADY
A FAMILLE ROSE MILLEFLEURS CYLINDRICAL HAT-STAND
JIAQING IRON-RED SIX-CHARACTER SEALMARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795)
Of cylindrical form,the exterior pierced with six oval quatrefoil apertures edged in gilt, the body densly enamelled with a multitude of leafy flower-heads below a narrow band of small gilt circles on iron-red gound around the gilt rim, the interior turquoise-glazed.
11 5/8 in.(29.5 cm.), high, box
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Previously sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 19 November 1989, lot 333.
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