Asian Art

December 01 - 06, 2018

Online Auction
LOT 303
A Blue and White Bottle Vase, Transitional Period, 17th Century
  • A Blue and White Bottle Vase, Transitional Period, 17th Century
  • A Blue and White Bottle Vase, Transitional Period, 17th Century
  • A Blue and White Bottle Vase, Transitional Period, 17th Century

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A Blue and White Bottle Vase, Transitional Period, 17th Century

十七世紀 過渡期青花人物山水小膽瓶

Depicting a classical mountain landscape inhabited by two conversing scholars
height 6.4 in — 16.2 cm

Estimate $3,000-$5,000

Realised: $4,500
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

About artist/note:

Spink & Son Ltd. sticker to base

Provenance:

Chinese Blue and White Porcelain from the Collection of Robert Murray Bell and Ann Walker Bell (Lots 295-304)

The Bell family began collecting Chinese porcelain in the 1930s, and continued until Robert Murray’s death in 1998. They were dedicated and enthusiastic collectors, gradually forming one of Toronto’s finest collections of blue and white porcelain. Following Murray’s death, and under Ann’s careful stewardship, the majority of the Bell’s collection was generously donated to the permanent collection at the Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art in Toronto.

貝爾夫婦伉儷珍藏中國青花瓷器

貝爾家族對中國瓷器的收藏始於上世紀三十年代,直至九八年羅伯特穆瑞先生過世 。期間,羅伯特家族藏品逐漸形成為多倫多最佳的中國青花瓷收藏之一。在穆瑞先生過世之後,其遺孀安貝爾女士將其畢生珍藏悉數捐贈給加拿大多倫多加丁納陶瓷藝術博物館並成為永久館藏。