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A large Dutch Delft blue and white chinoiserie double gourd vase. Circa 1680

Painted with two tiers of fan-shaped panels depicting chinoiserie figures between keyfret-pattern bands enriched with similar vignettes, interspersed with floral clusters and all above a monkey, deer and dragon among flowering plants, base chip and minor glaze frits. 51 cm. high. Estimate €5,000 - €7,000 - Price Realized €29,800

Literature: D.& R. Aronson, Dutch Delftware, Amsterdam, 2005, p. 5, nr.2

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A Dutch Delft polychrome Chinoiserie plaque.Circa 1740

The oblong shaped plaque painted centrally with a bird and butterfly among peony sprays, within a raised trellis diaper pattern border reserved with six cartouches depicting Chinese painting scrolls, the top moulded with a foliate crest pierced with an aperture for suspension, some loss to the glaze along borders. 25 cm. wide.  Estimate €2,000 - €3,000 - Price Realized €2,500

Christie's. The Decorative Arts Sale including the J.V.N. Van Achterbergh Collection and Fine Paintings 30 June - 1 July 2009. Amsterdam www.christie's.com