Pair of Chinese Export Famille Rose porcelain ginger jars, having opposing mirrored polychrome images of figures dancing in an outdoor settiing. Each figure carries a different prop such as bird, vase, or scarf. Two bats decorate opposite sides. 9 1/2" H with lid x 8 1/4" W. Not marked. Early 20th century. One wooden stand included, 2" H x 7 1/4" sq. at base. 3rd & 4th items: Pair Chinese Export porcelain cups, molded relief and polychrome painted fruit and leaf design with turquoise interior, one marked "20" in red on base and both with impressed hash marks. Vase – 4" H x 3 3/4" W. Carved wooden stands – 3 3/4" H. 20th century. 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. CONDITION: 1st & 2nd items: Overall good condition. Both porcelain lids with chips, 3/16" and 3/8" W. 3rd & 4th items: Minor surface wear to paint decoration.
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