London, South Kensington
13 May 1999
A famille verte jardiniere
painted to the exterior with butterflies in flight above peonies and daisies issuing from rockwork, the rim with a band of brocade balls, further peonies and precious objects -- 16in. (40.6cm.) diam, 19th Century.
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This lot has been illustrated on page 35 but has been numbered as lot 306.
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