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A pair of gilt-bronze mounted Chinese celadon porcelain longevity peaches, the porcelain Qianlong (1736-1798), the mounts late Louis XV, circa 1765-1770
Estimate
25,00040,000
LOT SOLD. 85,000 EUR
JUMP TO LOT
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A pair of gilt-bronze mounted Chinese celadon porcelain longevity peaches, the porcelain Qianlong (1736-1798), the mounts late Louis XV, circa 1765-1770
Estimate
25,00040,000
LOT SOLD. 85,000 EUR
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

L’Élégance Intemporelle, Paris, Rive-Gauche

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A pair of gilt-bronze mounted Chinese celadon porcelain longevity peaches, the porcelain Qianlong (1736-1798), the mounts late Louis XV, circa 1765-1770

Provenance

Ader, Picard and Tajan, Paris, 16 June 1981, lot 25

Literature

Literature references:
- Alcouffe, A. Dion-Tenenbaum and G. Mabille, Les bronzes d'ameublement du Louvre, Dijon, 2004, p.155, n. 78
- J. Ayers, Chinese and Japanese works of art in the collection of Her Majesty The Queen, London, vol. II, 2017, pp. 485 and 486, n. 1252 à 1255
- S. M. Bennett and C. Sargentson, French Art of the Eighteenth Century at The Huntington, New Haven/London, 2008, pp. 158-159, n. 55
- L. Scheurleer, Chinesisches und japanisches Porzellan in europäischen Fassungen, Brunswick, 1980, p. 344, fig. 341
- Exh. cat. Madame de Pompadour et les arts, Paris, 2002, p. 470 et 472, n. 198

Catalogue Note

Objects as important as our pair of longevity fruits are undeniably the result of an assembly realized under the direction of decorative art dealers for a wealthy and refined clientele. Celadons with relief motifs were among the most popular, like the pair of potpourris in the Louvre, designed with four bowls with water lily leaves decoration mounted rim to rim (inv. OA 3893 and 3894). A pair of gourd-shaped bottles can also be comparable to our fruit ones. This is the one that was part of the collections of Viscountess Niel (Sotheby's auction, Monaco, 11 February 1979, lot 225). Two other pairs are housed in the Queen of England's collections, one with a Louis XV mounting (inv. RCIN 6024.1-2.a.b) and the other with a Neo-Classical mounting (inv. RCIN 53359.1-2).

L’Élégance Intemporelle, Paris, Rive-Gauche

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Paris