London, South Kensington
5 August 1999
A famille verte lobed pear shaped cistern
of tapering form with moulded grotesque mask terminal, painted and gilt with a panel of exotic birds amongst trailing prunus branches and rockwork, all on a ground of cartouches of butterflies and further birds on a geometric pattern ground -- 11in.) high, Kangxi, (some restoration to back of upper section).
See Front Cover Illustration.
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