Chinese Famille Rose porcelain baluster shaped vase, likely 18th century, now mounted as an electric lamp; the white porcelain ground finely enameled with precious objects at neck and body, enclosed within geometric borders; the foot ring enameled with oval reserves depicting chrysanthemums on an allover floral ground. 18 1/2" H. Vase is set atop a round wooden base, 2" H. Overall – 33" H. Provenance: a Middle Tennessee estate, by descent from Thomas G.B. Wheelock. Note: Thomas G.B. Wheelock was known as an astute collector of African Art and co-author of the book "Land of the Flying Masks: Art & Culture in Burkina Faso". He also inherited a sizeable collection of Asian, British, and military related antiques from his grandparents, Gilded Age tycoon George Briggs Buchanan of New York, and William and Margaret Wheelock, who owned a Scottish manor home known as Bunker Hill. (Margaret Carmichael Wheelock was also a founding partner of the fashion firm Farquharson & Wheelock in New York). See other related lots in this auction, including an archive containing receipts for furnishings for Bunker Hill. CONDITION: Vase drilled on bottom. Lamp is functional but further safe operation is not guaranteed with current wiring. Crack to metal rim at neck. Couple of small chips to bottom edge, up to 1".
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