12 - 13 December 2007,
Price realised GBP 4,000
GBP 4,000 - GBP 6,000
AN ORMOLU-MOUNTED BLUE AND WHITE CHINESE PORCELAIN CACHE POT
THE PORCELAIN PROBABLY 18TH CENTURY, THE MOUNTS OF LATER DATE
Depicting flowers and utensils, the lid surmounted by a white lion, the pierced side mounts headed by a lion holding a ring, with a gadrooned base, with Pietro Accorsi trade label numbered '2662'
11½ in. (29.2 cm.) high; 10½ in. (26.7 cm.) diameter
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With Pietro Accorsi, Turin.
Specialist Alice Murray admires a smaller version — one sixth of the size — of an iconic sculpture that stands on the banks of the River Thames
Elena Crippa, curator of All Too Human: Bacon, Freud and a Century of Painting Life at Tate Britain, on ‘the incredible continuity in British figurative painting’
Pop art was not an all-American phenomenon — the UK, in fact, was where it started. Illustrated with works in our Modern British & Irish Art sale, 22 November
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