13 mai 2018

A large pair of biscuit-glazed toad-shaped vessels, 18th century

A large pair of biscuit-glazed toad-shaped vessels, 18th century

Lot 237. A large pair of biscuit-glazed toad-shaped vessels, 18th century. Each 30cm (11 3/4in) long. Estimate £ 3,000 - 5,000 (€ 3,400 - 5,700)Unsold. © Bonhams 2001-2018

Each toad facing forward with brown webbed feet and slightly upturned heads with large bulbous eyes painted dark chocolate-brown, the white hollowed bodies with pimples and the backs with star-shaped apertures

ProvenanceMichel Beurdeley, Paris, 1954
A Spanish private collection.

NoteA similar green-glazed toad-shaped vessel, Qianlong, is illustrated in Treasures in the Royalty: The Official Kiln Porcelain of the Chinese Qing Dynasty, Shanghai, 2003, p.285.

Bonhams. FINE CHINESE ART, 17 May 2018, 10:30 BST, LONDON, NEW BOND STREET


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