London, South Kensington
8 July 2004
A pair of Chinese famille verte baluster jars and covers, 19th century
painted with shaped panels of birds amongst peony, lotus and reeds on a dense scrolling foliate reserve within borders of buddhistic emblems and lappets, the domed covers with knop finials -- 12 5/8in. (32.1cm.) high max. (2)
Labels to lids reading:
Phillips & MacConnal
This article is guaranteed to be part of the prize, ex-'Tantallon', captured by the British Fleet and sold by order of H.M. Admiralty Marshal.
Alexandria, in the year 1916.
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