30 May 2006
A FINE FAMILLE ROSE LANTERN VASE
REPUBLIC PERIOD (1912-1949)
Finely enamelled with five scholars in a garden setting, two standing in conversation, while a third scholar watches two chess-players seated around a table made from a tree trunk stump, shaded by a pine tree growing beside rocks and flowering shrubs, the base inscribed in blue enamel with nine characters, Taowu jiandu Guo Baochang jin zhi, 'Respectfully made by the ceramic supervisor Guo Baochang'
13 1/4 in. (33.6 cm.) high, box
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A slightly smaller vase of similar shape and subject-matter, and with the same blue-enamel inscription, was sold in these Rooms, 1 November 2004, lot 1197.
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