15 - 16 March 2015
PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED PRIVATE COLLECTION
AN UNUSUAL PAINTED ENAMEL WINE POT AND WARMING BOWL
The wine pot has a pear-shaped body painted on each side with a leaf-shaped panel of antiques above a cylindrical lower section which fits into the globular warming bowl below, which is painted with three leaf-shaped panels, each enclosing flowers and butterflies, all on a bright-yellow ground painted with double-gourd vine between floral borders.
8 ¼ in. (20.8 cm.) high
Chait Galleries, New York.
Christie’s New York, 24 January 2005, lot 77.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
212 636 2180
How to get clued up on everything from reign marks to firing flaws, palettes, glazes and the different kilns
As well as keeping the bed cool, ancient Chinese ceramic pillows made for auspicious gifts and warded off evil spirits
From Connecticut to Kent in southeast England, homes with links to such classic works as Desire under the Elms, Lord of the Flies and The Deep Blue Sea
The Belgian collector, antiques dealer and designer outlines what the art and objects in his library mean to him