30 March 2005
Property from the Saint Louis Art Museum, Sold to Benefit the Acquisitions Fund*
A FAMILLE VERTE BRUSHPOT, BITONG
Finely painted with a gathering of seven figures, including a woman dressed in armor holding two swords, one male figure wearing a lotus leaf hat, one swinging a ring attached to a long cord in the air and another running with a kite, with the roofs of pavilions seen above clouds on the reverse, with gilt highlights, the small countersunk center of the base painted with an apochryphal Xuande mark and encircled by a broad circle covered with a brown dressing
7 in. (17.7 cm.) diam.
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This lot is exempt from Sales Tax.
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