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A pair of gilt-bronze mounted Chinese celadon porcelain brush rests, partly 18th century
Estimate
5,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 16,250 EUR
JUMP TO LOT
43
A pair of gilt-bronze mounted Chinese celadon porcelain brush rests, partly 18th century
Estimate
5,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 16,250 EUR
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

L’Élégance Intemporelle, Paris, Rive-Gauche

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Paris

A pair of gilt-bronze mounted Chinese celadon porcelain brush rests, partly 18th century
as bamboo and lingzhi ; (the base later)
Quantity: 2
Haut.15,5 cm; Height 6 1/4 in
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Literature

Literature references :
- J. Ayers, Chinese and Japanese works of art in the collection of Her Majesty The Queen, London, vol. II, 2017, p. 476, n. 1238-1239
- P. Kjellberg, Objets montés du Moyen Âge à nos jours, Paris, 2000, p. 58
- L. Scheurleer, Chinesisches und japanisches Porzellan in europäischen Fassungen, Brunswick, 1980, p. 335, fig. 328

Catalogue Note

Since the 17th century, objects imported from Asia, especially celadons, were quite popular. Some, such as these brush holders, were then diverted from their initial use to be mounted by bronze artisans due to the initiative of decorative art dealers. The portrait of the Baron of Besenval by Henri-Pierre Danloux, in the collections at the National Gallery in London, illustrates perfectly this aristocratic enthusiasm. A pair similar to our example is found at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London (inv. 820-1882, ill. in L. Scheurleer, 1980). Another was part of the Meyer Collection (ill. in P. Kjellberg, 2000). Including also a pair from the Queen of England's collection, certainly acquired by King George IV and presented today at Buckingham Palace (inv. RCIN 2312.1-2), and the collection of Viscounts Lascelles at Harewood House, Yorkshire.

L’Élégance Intemporelle, Paris, Rive-Gauche

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Paris