Lot 177: PAIR OF EXCEPTIONALLY LARGE FAMILLE VERTE VASES KANGXI MARK BUT 19TH CENTURY 55cm high
08 November 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
PAIR OF EXCEPTIONALLY LARGE FAMILLE VERTE VASES
KANGXI MARK BUT 19TH CENTURY
the ovoid body supported on a spreading foot and rising to a tall cylindrical neck with a flared rim, the neck set with a pair of dragon handles, decorated in the typical aubergine, green and yellow palette with panels enclosing birds and flowers, the base with an apocryphal Kangxi reign mark (2)
- Good overall appearance
- There are several horizontal hairline cracks below the mouth rim of one vase and a chip to the foot circa 9mm in width, part of the claw of one dragon handle is chipped off
- There is a crack along the entire circumference of the body of the other vase, and the base has a faint hairline crack
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Collection of the Scottish architect Alexander Hunter Crawford (1865-1945), who designed among others the Freemason's Hall in Edinburgh. He possibly acquired the vases from Spink & Son in the 1930s, thence by descent.