A large pair of famille rose armorial vases and covers for the Swedish market Qianlong, circa 1770

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Lot 419
A large pair of famille rose armorial vases and covers for the Swedish market
Qianlong, circa 1770

Sold for £ 20,315 (US$ 24,641) inc. premium
A large pair of famille rose armorial vases and covers for the Swedish market
Qianlong, circa 1770
Each brightly enamelled to the front and back of the flattened quatrefoil pear-shaped body with a large oval panel enclosing the arms of Ditmer, all within a blue and white Fitzhugh-style border, the sides and tall waisted neck with similar rectangular panels enclosing floral sprays, all reserved on a dense gilt-scroll ground with scattered flowers, applied at the neck with two large dragon handles, the domed cover similarly decorated with four panels alternately enclosing flower sprays and the crest, all surmounted by a seated gilt lion (hairline crack around both lower bodies, one with hairline rim crack, one cover repaired),
60cm.(23 3/4in.) high (4)

Footnotes

  • Henric Herman af Ditmer (1731-1811), ennobled in 1769, was a supercargo for the Swedish East India Company (from 1769 premier supercargo) and completed seven voyages to Canton between 1758 and 1781
A large pair of famille rose armorial vases and covers for the Swedish market Qianlong, circa 1770
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