13 November 2001
A RARE SMALL FAMILLE ROSE BARREL-SHAPED GARDEN SEAT
Decorated around the sides in painterly style imitating an ink landscape handscroll, en grisaille and sepia with figures, pavilions and retreats nestling amongst rocky outcrops on the banks of a lake with mountains in the background, all below ruyi-shaped lappets of cranes in flight amongst peony and peach sprays on a seeded ground extending over the upper surface around a pierced cash design on the top, a band of floral turquoise-ground petal-shaped lappets around the foot, hairline
9¼ in. (23.5 cm.) high
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It is very rare to find a garden seat with this combination of grisaille landscape painting and elaborate famille-rose borders.
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