15 September 2009
PROPERTY FROM A NORTH-AMERICAN CHINESE FAMILY COLLECTION, FORMED DURING THE LATE QING DYNASTY
AN UNUSUAL DOUCAI PRUNUS-SHAPED JARDINIERE
The deep sides divided into five lobes, each painted in a pale doucai palette with confronted foliated dragons, above a band of 'cracked ice' pattern on the foot and below a band of foliate sprays on the flat rim with raised outer edge, with a drainage hole in the base
10 7/8 in. (27 cm.) across, box
Acquired by the grandfather of the present owners, Whampoa, Guangdong, circa 1890-1920s, thence by descent within the family.
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