8 November 2005,
Price realised GBP 2,040
GBP 1,500 - GBP 2,500
A FAMILLE VERTE SAUCER-SHAPED DISH
Enamelled at the centre with two long-tailed birds, one hovering in flight and the other perched on a peach blossom branch growing beside tree peony, the well with four prunus and peach blossom sprays and below the rim a seeded green band with half flowerheads reserved with four bird and insect cartouches, the reverse with four flowering branches and a band of trellis-pattern reserved with four fish cartouches at the rim
10¾ in. (27.4 cm.) diam.
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Dina Zhang, Head of Sale for Asian Contemporary Art, explains how Hong Kong’s meeting of East and West has shaped her view of art
François de Ricqlès, President of Christie's France, explains how this exceptional work speaks to the Rockefellers’ mutually admiring relationship with France