Asian Art Auction

December 02, 2013

LOT 201
Unusual Blue and White Ming-Style Bottle Vase, 18th/19th Century
  • Unusual Blue and White Ming-Style Bottle Vase, 18th/19th Century
  • Unusual Blue and White Ming-Style Bottle Vase, 18th/19th Century
  • Unusual Blue and White Ming-Style Bottle Vase, 18th/19th Century

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Unusual Blue and White Ming-Style Bottle Vase, 18th/19th Century

The tall cylindrical neck rising from a globular body and terminating in a garlic-form head with the whole supported on a slightly splayed foot, a central band of flora including pomegranate, lychee, peonies, and peaches painted along the interior and contained between multiple continuous borders
height 8.9" — 22.5 cm.

Estimate $2,000-$4,000

Realised: $26,400
Price Includes Buyer's Premium

Provenance:

Chinese Porcelain from the Estate of Eleanor Moorhouse (Lots 181-202)
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Eleanor Moorhouse (1915-2005) was a geologist, with degrees from Smith College and Cornell University; a homemaker for her Canadian geologist husband, Walter Wilson Moorhouse, and their two children; a real estate agent; an editor of geological reports; a world traveler (more than 50 countries); a lover of art and architecture and an avid collector. Her first major foray into antiques involved Canadiana pressed glass. Following her husband’s death in 1969, she began to explore and collect Chinese blue and white porcelain, Japanese prints, Persian carpets, Arts and Crafts-period glass and lamps, and, in the last few years of her life, art glass by young Canadian artists, whom she enjoyed meeting and helping through her purchases. She acquired her Chinese porcelain collection in the early 1970s, purchasing many of the pieces at Frank Crane’s The Hundred Antiques shop on Toronto’s Church St.

Additional Info:

Department: Asian Art
Ceramics: Blue and White
Period: Ming
Wares: Vase