6 December 2004,
Price realised GBP 1,673
GBP 500 - GBP 800
AN ISLEWORTH POWDERED-BLUE-GROUND PIERCED CIRCULAR BASKET
The centre painted with a two-storey chinoiserie building with a spherical cupola, on a river island beside a tree, a pine-tree further to the left with pendant branches and a grassy boulder in the foreground, the flared pierced sides with alternating circular and fan-shaped panels of flowers and river landscapes, the exterior with reeded overlapping arches joined by horizontal bands painted with trailing flowers (rim chips and fritting)
8 7/8 in. (22.7 cm.) wide.
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A pair of baskets of this type, then attributed to Bow, was included in the Caldwell Collection, sale Sotheby's 7th October 1969, lot 51.
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Dina Zhang, Head of Sale for Asian Contemporary Art, explains how Hong Kong’s meeting of East and West has shaped her view of art
François de Ricqlès, President of Christie's France, explains how this exceptional work speaks to the Rockefellers’ mutually admiring relationship with France