17 September 2008
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION
THREE BLUE AND WHITE GARDEN SEATS
All painted in Ming style, comprising a pair painted around the body with a continuous lotus scroll interrupted by two pierced conjoined cash and set between raised bosses and borders of further lotus scroll within interlocking ruyi-heads, the top of each painted with lotus scroll encircling a single cash emblem; the third decorated in similar but not identical fashion.
The pair 17½ and 17¼ in. (44.5 and 43.8 cm.) high; the third 17¼ in. (43.8 cm.) high (3)
The pair: The Collection of The Duques de Cadaval; Christie's, London, 14 March 1996, lot 144.
The third: Christie's, London, c. 1972.
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