8 November 2005
A PAIR OF LARGE FAMILLE VERTE BEAKER VASES
Each of almost cylindrical form and with slightly spreading foot and flaring rim, brightly enamelled with two rows of ogival-shaped panels outlined in yellow and green enclosing birds on branches, butterflies in flight above flowering shrubs and rockwork, and precious objects, reserved on a seeded green ground embellished with butterflies and flowering foliage, a band of bold floral trellis pattern above the foot and hexagonal cell pattern reserved with tied precious objects in cartouches
18½ in. (47 cm.) high (2)
Anonymous sale; Mak van Waay, Amsterdam, 12 & 13 May 1975, lot 384.
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Int. Tentoonstelling van Oude Kunst, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, 1936 (number illegible)
A single very similar beaker vase is illustrated by A. du Boulay, Christie's Pictorial History of Chinese Ceramics, Oxford, 1984, p. 229 and sold in these Rooms, 15 March 1976, lot 101.
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