22 juin 2009

A pair of Restauration ormolu and Chinese porcelain jardinières. The ormolu circa 1820-40, the porcelain Kangxi (1662-1722)

A pair of Restauration ormolu and Chinese porcelain jardinières. The ormolu circa 1820-40, the porcelain Kangxi (1662-1722) Each with rectangular polychrome-decorated porcelain plaques depicting birds resting on blossoming branches, figures hunting and in landscapes and pagodas, within foliate borders, the tooled ormolu borders decorated with flowerheads, lyres and trophies within geometric motifs on stylized dolphin cast feet, with removable liners. 8¼ in. (21 cm.) high; 11¾ in. (30 cm.) square (2). Estimate£30,000 - £50,000 -... [Lire la suite]