9 November 2004
A FINE AND RARE FAMILLE ROSE AND GRISAILLE RECTANGULAR BRUSHPOT
Finely enamelled on one side in the famille rose palette with two sages standing on a cliff edge gazing up towards the crescent moon, the reverse painted in grisaille with a boatman on a river flowing through a mountainous landscape, the shorter ends of the brushpot moulded with horizontal tiers simulating stacked books
4 7/8 in. (12.4 cm.) high, box
Edward T. Chow; Sotheby's Hong Kong, Part 3, 19 May 1981, lot 606.
Anonymous sale; Christie's Hong Kong, 28 October 2002, lot 677.
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Michel Beurdeley and Guy Raindre, Qing Porcelain: Famille Verte. Famille Rose, Fribourg, 1986, pl. 128.
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The designer and decorator shows us around his Santa Monica HQ, and enthuses over the forthcoming Rooms as Portraits auctions in London and New York
Chinese Works of Art specialist Olivia Hamilton reckons this pair of superb sculptures — around 1,300 years old — are ‘the finest I've seen come up for sale‘