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Export Porcelain Vessel

Auction:
2961B
Lot:
339
Sold for:
$369$300

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2961B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 19, 2016 10:00AM

Description:

Export Porcelain Vessel, China, c. 1920-38, the bulbous upper section joined by ring turning to a domed base, polychrome floral decoration surrounds a scene of a figure on horseback with a second figure beside him, apparently based on John Trumbull's 1820 oil painting Surrender of Cornwallis, ht. 5 1/4 in.

Literature: See Fuchs II, Ronald W., and Jennifer L. Mass, "Deciphering The Declaration of Independence on Chinese Export Porcelain," American Ceramic Circle Journal, Vol. XV:169-187, 2009, for a discussion of this small group of Chinese export porcelain.

Note: On January 27, 2014, Christie's New York sold a similarly decorated fruit basket stand, as Lot 434.
Estimate $600-800


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

China, Chinese export porcelain, Chinese porcelain, Economic history of China, John Trumbull, Porcelain, Pottery

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