19 juin 2009

A pair of late Louis XV ormolu-mounted Chinese crackle-glaze celadon porcelain vases

A pair of late Louis XV ormolu-mounted Chinese crackle-glaze celadon porcelain vases. The ormolu circa 1770, the porcelain Qianlong, circa 1750-60 Each of baluster shape with bands of ju-i lappets and brown biscuit handle loops hung with later berried foliate handles, on a gadrooned base and square-shaped plinth with re-entrant corners with rosettes, one inscribed 'Truth Room' (?) and 'no. 1', the other 'no. 2', probably originally with ring handles. 18 in. (46 cm.) high; 7½ in. (19 cm.) diam. (2). Estimate £30 000- £50... [Lire la suite]