SOLD! for $10,880.00.
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Chinese Doucai porcelain floor vase or jar, Qianlong or Chein Lung period (1736-1796). Flared and shaped rim with figural pierced dragon handles. The ovoid body with figural and animal scenic landscape decoration including a dragon dog standing beneath a pine tree with bird, and a female figure and warrior figure with horse. Band decoration to the rim and mid-section, leaf, ruyi-head and foliate decoration to the base. 29 1/2" H x 13" W. Provenance: the estate of Edith (Edie) M. Bass, Nashville, Tennessee, by descent from her parents, Walter Paul McBride and Claire Childs of Lake Forest, Illinois. A shipping manifest that has descended with this item states that it was purchased on August 6, 1924 by W. P. McBride of Chicago, from Fu Teh Jung of 50 Jade St. in Peking, China, who acquired it from "retired Mr. Huei Military Governor of Chiu-Chiang [Jiujiang] China under Ching [sic] Dynasty." The document attributes the jar to the Chien Lung period, 1736-1796. The bronze censer referred to on this manifest is also in this auction (see lot #13). Note: Mrs. Bass's mother, Claire Childs McBride (Mrs. W.P. McBride), was the daughter of C. Frederick Childs (1875-1955), founder of the C.F. Childs & Co. Securities Co. Mr. Childs was the first dealer of U.S. Government Securities. His offices in Chicago and New York were across the street from the Federal Reserve in each city and his trading office was located at One Wall Street. Edie McBride Bass attended Miss Porter's School and graduated from Vassar. She married Jack Maddin Bass of Nashville, Tennessee, whose father owned J.M. Bass and Co., one Nashville's first securities firms. Edie served numerous charitable institutions in Nashville. She was a Lifetime Trustee of Cheekwood Botanical Gardens and the Ensworth School, and served on the Board of Miss Porter's School. She was a driving force in establishing fund raising for the Swan Ball, The Land Trust of Tennessee, and the M.S. Society. Condition: 5" hairline emanating from rim, One handle previously detached from rim and glued back. Light vertical hairline through the lower part of this handle, approx. 1/2" L. The 1924 shipping manifest stated the damage to the vase occurred during shipping.