16 - 17 September 2010
A LARGE PAINTED ENAMEL BASIN
QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795)
Raised on three low feet, and painted in the interior with two Mandarin ducks swimming amidst a lush waterscape with peonies, framed by a shaped border of leafy floral scroll beneath a band of dragons amidst clouds and crashing waves, the everted, bracket-lobed rim painted with reserves of chilong and butterflies amidst flowers reserved on a pink cell ground, the underside of the rim painted with prunus blossoms on a 'cracked ice' ground, above the sides painted with three large floral sprays, and the base with a bat fluttering about two large peaches
16½ in. (42 cm.) diam.
Abby Aldrich Rockefeller.
John D. Rockefeller, III.
Ralph M. Chait Galleries, 18 April 1980.
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