Lot 718
  • 718

A RARE PAIR OF FAMILLE-ROSE AND IRON-RED JARDINIERES QING DYNASTY, XIANFENG PERIOD |

Estimate
20,000 - 30,000 USD
Sold
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Description

  • Porcelain
  • Height 14 in., 35.5 cm
each heavily potted and painted around the exterior with numerous goldfish captured in various postures, all against a ground of finely incised waves, the thick rim with a formalized floral band, the interior enameled in turquoise (2)

Provenance

Decor, Miami Beach, Florida, 1981.
Mid-Western Private Collection.
Sotheby's New York, 19th-20th March 2013, lot 233.

Catalogue Note

This lively design of iron-red goldfish against a white-enameled sgraffito wave ground is found on a number of Xianfeng mark and period rectangular jardinières. One is illustrated in Studies of the Collections of the National Palace Museum of China, Shanghai, 2006, pl. 141; and a pair sold at Christie's New York, 25th March 2011, lot 1609.  A pair of small wine cups with a similar design, also Xianfeng mark and period, were sold in our London rooms, 10th November 2010, lot 129.
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