|Jiaqing period circa 1800|
English or American Market
A pair of pistol handled urns, modelled after a Marieberg type, with a central grisaille roundel, with flat topped covers and on a square base.
|Lot ID: 120|
|Low Estimate: GBP 7,000|
|High Estimate: GBP 10,000|
|Next Bid: GBP 3,500|
|Sale ID: 1|
|Sale Date: July 14, 2016|
|Sale Location: Virtual Live Auction|
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|Location of Origin: Asia|
|Dimensions: Height: 16½ inches; 42cm|
|Primary Classification: Antiques, Decorative Arts and Furniture : Ceramics and Glass : Porcelain|
|Secondary Classification: Asian Art : Chinese Antiques|
|This type of vase became very popular in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century as part of the neo-classical style adopted by Robert Adam, inspired by the excavations at Pompeii. The urns are originally derived from classical funerary urns and this style was first revived in the late sixteenth century by Stefano della Bella (1610-1664) for Ferdinand de Medici in Florence. The Bella designs were published in England by Israel Sylvester and a later edition by Sayer was used by Wedgewood as a model for such urns. They were copied by Marieberg and Rörstrand in Sweden and also by other European factories such as Sèvres in France.|
The Chinese export versions of the vases are found in an inventive array of styles, with handles of various forms, greek-key, pistol, flowers and the covers with knops of lotus bud, Chinese boys, the ‘weeping widow’, and some with high reticulated domes. All have the swags and the roundels (some with monogrammes) and the bases are mostly square and usually painted to resemble marble or porphyry, black as in this pair.
|Item Condition:||Very good, only one minor repair to one knop.|
|Price:||Price on Request|
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