London, South Kensington
12 May 2015
A PAIR OF FAMILLE ROSE ‘EIGHT IMMORTALS’ BARREL-FORM GARDEN SEATS
The sides of each seat are decorated with a continuous garden scene showing the Eight Daoist Immortals, separated by reticulated cash symbols held by bats in flight, set between a lappet band below and a foliate border above, both adorned with raised bosses. The top is decorated with boys at play, with a further reticulated cash symbol to the centre.
18 ¼ in. (46.5 cm.) high
The collection of Barone Angelo Pezzino di Geronimo, assembled circa 1950.
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