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A painted enamel clock face 
China, Qing Dynasty, late 18th/early 19th century
Estimate
1,5002,000
JUMP TO LOT
159
A painted enamel clock face 
China, Qing Dynasty, late 18th/early 19th century
Estimate
1,5002,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Sylvain Lévy-Alban : Rive Droite / Rive Gauche

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A painted enamel clock face 
China, Qing Dynasty, late 18th/early 19th century

the cirucular face with numerals in  black is set in a square of blue enamel with gilt scrollwork, and in a lunette above is a lightly-drawn landscape in polychrome with Western buildings on stilts and a flagpole in the foreground, where a hatted figure with a raised umbrella watches boatmen on a lake, and a figure with a stick crosses a bridge under trees towards a pavilion; beyond are a pagoda and a distant mountains. 
26 x 19 cm, 25,5 x 19 cm, 10 1/4 by 7 1/2  in.
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Provenance

Ancienne collection Mottahadeh.
Vente Sotheby's à New York, le 19 octobre 2000.

Literature

David Sanctuary Howard et John Ayers, China for the West, Chinese porcelain and other decorative arts for Export illustrated from the Mottahadeh collection, 1978, ill. 667, p. 638-639.

Catalogue Note

"Faces for longcase clocks in this form with lunette above containing a decorative scene were common in Europe during the eigtheen century. Very few examples of this kind however would appear to have been made in China. An interesting clock-face in Dutch defltware painted with a landscape and dated 1768 is in the Musée d'Art et d'Histoire, Brussels (Helbig, faiences hollandaises, II, P. 36)". David Sanctuary Howard et John Ayers, China for the West, Chinese porcelain and other decorative arts for Export illustrated from the Mottahadeh collection, 1978, ill. 667, p. 638-639.

Sylvain Lévy-Alban : Rive Droite / Rive Gauche

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Paris