21 June 2012
A GILT-METAL MOUNTED CHINESE EXPORT STYLE PORCELAIN POWDER-BLUE GROUND JAR AND COVER
LATE 19TH/20TH CENTURY, THE PORCELAIN PROBABLY SAMSON
Oviform, painted in the famille verte palette with ogival panels of phoenix before peony and fences
17¼ in. (43.8 cm.) high (2)
Anonymous sale; Christie's, New York, 3-5 September 2008, lot 455.
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