A pair of blue and white garden seats, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 1471. A pair of blue and white garden seats, Qing dynasty, 19th century. Height 18 1/2  in., 47 cm. Estimate $3,000 - $5,000. Sold: $12,500. © Sotheby's

each of barrel form, with raised bosses at the top and base, the sides and top of the seat with pierced coin motif painted with prunus blossoms centering a field of bold lotus amidst dense scrolled foliate vines, with a collar of ruyi and prunus, the foot encircled by a band of upright leaves (2).

Provenance: Private Collection, Orlando, Florida, 1970s.

Sotheby's. Saturday at Sotheby's: Asian Art, New York, 18 March 2017