A PAIR OF CHINESE EXPORT IRON-RED AND GILT TWO-HANDLED ECUELLES AND COVERS QING DYNASTY, KANGXI PERIOD | 清康熙 礬紅彩描金菊紋雙耳蓋盌一對
Estimate: 3,000 - 5,000 USD
A PAIR OF CHINESE EXPORT IRON-RED AND GILT TWO-HANDLED ECUELLES AND COVERS QING DYNASTY, KANGXI PERIOD
each of cylindrical form supported on a slightly tapered foot, set with two spearhead shaped handles, the body painted with four chrysanthemum blooms, or mons, between two iron-red and gilt bands, the conical covers similarly decorated and surmounted by a spherical knop, incised Japanese Palace inventory number N=110-↑.
Width between handles: 6¼ in.
One cover in overall good condition, the other cover with a star crack to the knop. One ecuelle with a firing tear to one of hte handles with an associated hairline running down the body measuring approx. 2.5 cm. The other ecuelle with one handle restored. All pieces with minor firing imperfections and wear to the surface and gilding.
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The Royal Collections of Saxony, Japanese Palace, Dresden
The Collection of Benjamin F. Edwards III, sold, Christie's New York, 22 January 2003, lot 184
Cassidy-Geiger, 2008, no. 369, p. 706, illus.
The 1779 inventory of the Japanese Palace lists ‘Twelve tureens with covers and handles, and painted red and gold roses…No. 110’ Maureen Cassidy-Geiger, The Arnhold Collection of Meissen Porcelain, 1710-50, New York, 2008, p. 706. Six examples of these tureens, and two stands, are in the Porzellansammlung, Dresden (tureens: P.O. 6604-6607, 507, 509; stands: P.O. 6827, 6828).