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Mounted Vase with Abstract Crackle Decor

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Pair of small crackled celadon vases, mounted in Louis XV rococo ormolu rims, scroll flower decorated handles.

Provenance

Possibly Earl of Lonsdale, Lowther Castle, England [see note 1]. By 1948, with Rosenberg & Stiebel, New York, NY; October 1, 1948, sold by Rosenberg & Stiebel to Forsyth Wickes, New York and Newport, RI (d. 1964); 1965, bequest of Wickes. (Accession Date: December 24, 1965) NOTES: [1] see J. Munger, "The Forsythe Wickes Collection," 1992, no. 266, p. 294.

Credit Line

Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection

Chinese porcelain, French mounts, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period, Porcelain: probably 1736–95, mounts: about 1750–55

Dimensions

Overall: 19.4 x 21.3 x 12.6 cm (7 5/8 x 8 3/8 x 4 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

65.2271

Medium or Technique

Porcelain, Jingdezhen ge-type ware; crackled light grayish-blue glaze; gilt-bronze mounts

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Porcelain