View full screen - View 1 of Lot 9. A CELADON-GLAZED VASE, QING DYNASTY, 19TH CENTURY, WITH LOUIS XV STYLE GILT-BRONZE MOUNTS, SECOND HALF 19TH CENTURY | VASE EN PORCELAINE DE CHINE CÉLADON, DYNASTIE QING, XIXE SIÈCLE, À MONTURE DE BRONZE DORÉ DE STYLE LOUIS XV,  SECONDE MOITIÉ DU XIXE SIÈCLE.
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A CELADON-GLAZED VASE, QING DYNASTY, 19TH CENTURY, WITH LOUIS XV STYLE GILT-BRONZE MOUNTS, SECOND HALF 19TH CENTURY | VASE EN PORCELAINE DE CHINE CÉLADON, DYNASTIE QING, XIXE SIÈCLE, À MONTURE DE BRONZE DORÉ DE STYLE LOUIS XV, SECONDE MOITIÉ DU XIXE SIÈCLE

Estimate:

40,000

to
- 60,000 EUR

A CELADON-GLAZED VASE, QING DYNASTY, 19TH CENTURY, WITH LOUIS XV STYLE GILT-BRONZE MOUNTS, SECOND HALF 19TH CENTURY | VASE EN PORCELAINE DE CHINE CÉLADON, DYNASTIE QING, XIXE SIÈCLE, À MONTURE DE BRONZE DORÉ DE STYLE LOUIS XV, SECONDE MOITIÉ DU XIXE SIÈCLE

A CELADON-GLAZED VASE, QING DYNASTY, 19TH CENTURY, WITH LOUIS XV STYLE GILT-BRONZE MOUNTS, SECOND HALF 19TH CENTURY | VASE EN PORCELAINE DE CHINE CÉLADON, DYNASTIE QING, XIXE SIÈCLE, À MONTURE DE BRONZE DORÉ DE STYLE LOUIS XV, SECONDE MOITIÉ DU XIXE SIÈCLE

Estimate:

40,000

to
- 60,000 EUR

Lot sold:

52,500

EUR

A CELADON-GLAZED VASE, QING DYNASTY, 19TH CENTURY, WITH LOUIS XV STYLE GILT-BRONZE MOUNTS, SECOND HALF 19TH CENTURY


the vase with a ribbed body simulating bamboo, below a waisted neck decorated with floral lappets and flanked by stylized animal heads, applied overall with a translucent celadon glaze, the rich gilt-bronze mounted ornament with scrolled acanthus leaf collar issuing two foliate C scrolled handles with intertwined leaves, on a circular foliate scrolled rocaille base


Haut. 49 cm ; height 19¼ in


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VASE EN PORCELAINE DE CHINE CÉLADON, DYNASTIE QING, XIXE SIÈCLE, À MONTURE DE BRONZE DORÉ DE STYLE LOUIS XV, SECONDE MOITIÉ DU XIXE SIÈCLE


à décor de feuillages, têtes d’animaux stylisés et bambous, recouvert d'une glaçure céladon translucide ; riche ornementation de bronze doré à motifs rocaille, anses en enroulements et joncs entremêlés, sur une base circulaire



Porcelain is in good condition. Has not been pierced to fix the handles. Very minor scratches to the surfaces.

Very impressive vase, by its size, quality and design.

The giltbronze mounts show wear in various places most of the time on flat surfaces such as handles and collar. There are also some stains, dust on all the mounts. Quality of the chasing is good. Will benefit a light cleaning. Highly decorative vase directly inspired by the 18th century porcelain mounted masterpieces.


"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

Christie's New York, Important French Furniture, Porcelain, Clocks and Carpets, 30th October 1993, lot 290.


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Vente Christie's, New York, Important French Furniture, Porcelain, Clocks and Carpets, 30 octobre 1993, lot 290

F.J.B Watson, Mounted Oriental Porcelain, 1986, pp.94-95, no. 33.

F.J.B Watson, 'Mounted Oriental Porcelain', The Magazine Antiques, April 1987, pl. X. 


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F.J.B Watson, Mounted Oriental Porcelain, 1986, pp.94-95, no. 33

F.J.B Watson, 'Mounted Oriental Porcelain', The Magazine Antiques, April 1987, pl. X

Frick Collection, New York, Mounted Oriental Porcelain, 2 December 1986 - 1 March 1987, no. 33


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Mounted Oriental Porcelain, exposition à la Frick Collection, New York, du 2 décembre 1986 au 1er mars 1987, n° 33

The aesthetics of this imposing vase is a continuation of the most beautifully mounted porcelain pieces imagined by merchant-merciers during the second half of the 18th century, as seen in the celebrated Saxe-Teschen collection of watercolour illustrations kept at the Metropolitan Museum in New York.


The design of the Louis XV style gilt-bronze rocaille mounts, continually asymmetrical, yet with symmetry to the details, recalls the most beautiful achievements by bronziers like Duplessis, whose production particularly excelled between 1750 and 1760. It is moreover to this bronzier that we can probably credit authorship of the much admired bronzes on the series of three craquelure celadon porcelain pieces - a pair of ewers and a vase (OA6053) in the Musée du Louvre, and another pair of celadon ewers with an identically designed bronze handle, formerly in the collection of the Comtesse de Béhague and illustrated in an article devoted to her in the March 1988 issue of L’Objet d'Art. 


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L’esthétique de cet imposant vase s’inscrit dans la continuité des plus belles de porcelaines montées imaginées par les marchands-merciers dans la seconde moitié du XVIIIe siècle, comme celles reproduites dans le célèbre album aquarellé dit de Saxe-Teschen conservé au Metropolitan Museum de New York.


Le dessin de la monture de style Louis XV, très rocaille, toujours asymétrique dans les détails, se symétrise et rappelle les plus belles réalisations des bronziers, comme Duplessis qui a particulièrement excellé dans les années 1750-1760. C’est d’ailleurs à ce bronzier que l’on doit probablement la paternité du modèle que l’on peut admirer sur la série de trois porcelaines en céladon craquelé, une paire d’aiguières et un vase (OA6053) appartenant au musée du Louvre. Une autre paire d’aiguières en céladon uni possédant une anse au dessin identique se trouvait dans l’ancienne collection de la comtesse de Béhague, illustrée dans un article qui lui était consacré dans le numéro de mars 1988 de L’Objet d’Art.