A rare Chinese export porcelain urn and cover, Kangxi/Yongzheng, 1st quarter 18th C.

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This lot was sold on 2017-02-11 and is no longer available

H.: 27,5 cm

See also:
- The British Museum, Museum Nr. Franks.1401, for a pair of urns (link) illustrated in "Ancient Chinese trade ceramics from the British Museum, London", 1994, nr. 17, p. 48. The curator's comments: The blue-and-green colour scheme using both under and overglaze blue is otherwise extremely rare, although an identical pair of urns was formerly in the Winkworth collection (Sotheby's London, 12th December 1972, lot 124). The shape is closely following a faience model made at Rouen, France (Chompret et al., 1933, vol. IV, pl. 72 A). The decoration which is loosely based on designs developed by Berain was also used at Rouen, but was highly popular at the time in any medium (see also BM Franks. 734A).

Condition:
- The urn with a large section broken out and restuck. Lacking an irregularly shaped area in "the belly" of ca. 4 x 2 cm.
- The foot with a reglued rim chip of ca. 2 x 1 cm and a surface chip on the opposite side of ca. 1.2 x 0.8 cm.
- With 6 areas of superficial surface chipping on the gilt dividing line on the body.
- The cover with several reglued breaks and superficial chips to the knob.

Price incl. premium: € 5.100