14 December 2000
A PAIR OF ORMOLU-MOUNTED CHINESE BLUE AND WHITE PORCELAIN CYLINDRICAL JARS AND COVERS
The porcelain Kangxi (1662-1722), the mounts possibly Regence
The sides painted in shades of underglaze blue with triangular blue-ground lappets enclosing scrolling foliage, reserved on a ground of white-celled 'cracked-ice' pattern, the shallow domed covers similarly decorated and surmounted by a hinged handle and with a floral-lozenge divide (2)
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A pair of nearly identical porcelain jars and covers with European silver mounts from the Collection of the late Henry P. McIlhenny, was sold at Christie's New York, 20/21 May 1987, lot 548 ($38,500).
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A remarkable collection inspired by the Pacific Ocean and spanning topographical paintings, Chinese Export pictures and images of Tahiti by Gauguin
Interior designer Rita Konig on her design philosophy and the interiors she created for our Collector sales in London this November