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PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF ANN AND GORDON GETTY

A Pair of Chinese Export Famille-Rose 'Perching Parrot' Vases
Circa1740
Estimate
12,00018,000
LOT SOLD. 12,500 USD
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529

PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF ANN AND GORDON GETTY

A Pair of Chinese Export Famille-Rose 'Perching Parrot' Vases
Circa1740
Estimate
12,00018,000
LOT SOLD. 12,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Important Americana

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A Pair of Chinese Export Famille-Rose 'Perching Parrot' Vases
Circa1740
each of pear form well painted on both sides with a multi-colored parrot perched a swing suspended from a melon shaped ornament by a chain.
height 7 1/4  in.; 18.4 cm
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Provenance

Christie's London, June 13, 1990, lot 96

Catalogue Note

The source of the 'perching parrot' decoration has been a topic of discussion. Often attributed to Cornelis Pronk, the direct evidence confirming such speculation is still lacking. However, the 'parrot' pattern can also be found on Dutch earthenware from the Makkum factory, as well as Meissen porcelain. The present examples were possibly originally part of a five-piece garniture, such as the set illustrated in William R. Sargent, Treasures of Chinese Export Ceramics from the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts, 2012, p. 248, no. 123.  

Important Americana

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