Lot 37. Two powder-blue and gilt-decorated vases, 18th century; The larger, 81⁄2 in. (21.5 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 1,200 - GBP 1,800. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020
Each vase is very similarly gilded to the body with prunus and bamboo branches on a powder-blue ground, all below a band of stylized chrysanthemum blossoms reserved on a geometric ground to the shoulder. The reverse of each vase is inscribed in Cyrillic and one vase with Gatchina Palace label with inventory number '11839'. With similarly decorated covers.
Provenance: Gatchina Palace, Russia (according to label)
Acquired by the current vendor's father in Europe in the early 20th Century.
Christie's. The Art of China: Spring Edition, 20 February 2020