Lot 8229. A pair of famille rose baluster vases and covers, 18th century. Estimate US$ 8,000 - 12,000 (€7,300 - 11,000). Photo Bonhams.
Each brightly enameled with two lobed cartouches, one containing a house and distant pagoda across a river and the other with a scholar in a pavilion within a mountainous landscape, each cartouche separated by peony, magnolia and aster blossoms issuing from a vase amid precious objects, all beneath richly embellished lappets at the shoulder composed of stylized phoenix in gilt flanking peony blooms, the neck with further peony sprays, and the covers each with peony and other floral cartouches between pink-enameled cracked ice pattern at the rim and a lotus bud finial. 20 3/8in (51.7cm) high, each
Bonhams. CHINESE, INDIAN, HIMALAYAN AND SOUTHEAST ASIAN ART AND PAINTINGS, 2016-06-28, 12:00 PDT, SAN FRANCISCO