14 December 2000
THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
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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