14 December 2000
A PAIR OF ORMOLU-MOUNTED CHINESE FAMILLE ROSE PORCELAIN POTPOURRI VASES
The porcelain Qianlong (1735-1795), the mounts 19th Century
Each enamelled with flowers, vases and cranes on a white ground, the domed lid surmounted by a floral and berried finial, the tapering bowl with a pierced floral entrelac border and flanked by lion's mask ring handles, on four foliate claw feet and a panelled plinth
15 in. (38 cm.) high; 12¼ in. (31 cm.) wide (2)
Humphrey Minto Wilson Esq, 9 South Audley Street, London SW1, probably acquired in the 1930s, thence by descent.
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