Chinese Famille Rose porcelain umbrella stand or floor vase decorated with precious objects; painted polychrome butterfly decoration around the rim, central raised pink polychrome band of decoration at waist, the upper half decorated with vignettes of precious objects, lower half with vignettes of birds perched in flowering branches, all on a light celadon ground with scrolling polychrome flowers and insects. Traces of gilt paint to rim. 14" H x 6 1/4" dia. Late 19th/early 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: Overall very good condition, light general wear and losses to polychrome and gilt decoration.
Lot 465: 12 pcs Famille Rose incl. Rose Mandarin Jardiniere Previous Item Lot 467: 4 Famille Verte Porcelain Items, 19th c. Next Item