Two (2) Chinese vases, including Qing Dynasty. 1st item: Qing Dynasty Famille Rose or Rose Medallion vase, celadon ground with vignettes depicting scenes of Mandarin figures engaged in various activities, enclosed within raised borders and surrounded by bird, butterfly and prunus decoration, with scalloped lip at mid-body and applied gilt elephant masks at neck. 16 1/2" H. Chinese, late 19th century. 2nd item: Gu or Beaker vase, now mounted as a lamp, with blue and white rock and flower decoration. Mounted to a round wood base, with brass double light socket mounted to top and mid 20th century wiring. Vase – 17 1/2" H. Overall – 19" H. Chinese, likely 18th century. Provenance: the estate of Victor T. Patterson, Franklin, TN. Note: born in Georgia and educated at the Parsons School of Design, Victor Patterson served as a cultural representative to Russia with Dwight D. Eisenhower's "People to People" program (prior to its privatization) before moving to the Nashville, Tennessee area to pursue a career in interior design. He was associated with Bradford's for many years before starting his own business. He decorated the Tennessee Governor's Mansion and the home of several country music stars in the 1970s, and filled his home on Franklin's historic Fourth Avenue with art and antiques from his frequent travels. CONDITION: 1st item: Some chipping and enamel loss/wear to base of vase, largest chip 1/2"; some wear and tiny glaze chips at mid section; 2 1/2" hairline or firing flaw to side (does not extend to or from rim). Needs rewiring and may not be functional. Lacks lampshade and fitting to hold lampshade. 2nd item: Professionally repaired breaks to circumference of midsection and 5 x 2 area to rim; a few other small areas of overpaint visible under UV light. Some losses/small flakes to enameled decoration. Some persistent old sales sticker residue just below mid lip. Some wear to gilt handles.
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