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Lot 0050
Ming Dynasty Wucai gu Chinese porcelain beaker having baluster shaped body, with cylindrical midsection, a large trumpet-shaped neck extending into an expansive opening, raised on a prominent splayed foot base. The astounding artistry fills the entire surface area with interlaced floral patterns, central five-clawed dragon image, and Lychee tree bearing juicy fruit with a magpie perched in its branches. Elegantly displayed on a carved hardwood stand.
The underside left unglazed, displayed a pale-creme with orange hue and dark firing spots.

Original receipt from Sep 5th 1898 H. Hartje, Fancy Goods, Curious, Groceries store, 731-733 Brannan St. and cor. 16th & Potrero Ave San Francisco. (DUE TO MULTIPLE ITEMS ON ONE RECEIPT, THIS SALE NOT COME WITH ORIGINAL RECEIPT).


Mark on receded white underglaze central base, a six blue underglazed script -KaiShu- characters enclosed within double fine rings, Made in The Years of WanLi Reign Period of Great Ming (1563-1620).


Dimensions: 16" H x 8-1/2" Dia.
Stand: 2-1/2" H

PROVENANCE: From the estate and inheritance of Cecil Knight Jr. (1933- 2017).


He was gifted these items from his parents who had lived abroad in the late 1800s.
Original receipt from Sep 5th 1898 H. Hartje, Fancy Goods, Curious, Groceries store, 731-733 Brannan St. and cor. 16th & Potrero Ave San Francisco. (DUE TO MULTIPLE ITEMS ON ONE RECEIPT, THIS SALE NOT COME WITH ORIGINAL RECEIPT).

Cecil Knight Sr. professional experience was in foreign property acquisition for major corporations, trips to find and evaluate a piece of property often would take 6 months or more. This time while in foreign countries also allowed the couple to search out and collect highly sought after rare and unique antiques that they would bring back as gifts for his family members and add into their private collection.
Over many years they had collected more than 240 Chinese items as well as almost 1,500 European works of art and treasures.

The following Item(s) from the estate and inheritance of Cecil Knight Jr. offered at auction catalog listing from Lot-23 through Lot-60.

Condition

Over all in EXCELLENT Condition; With normal anomalies in nature, sign of minor scratch. No chip, No crack, No hairline, No repaired.

The bidder assumes responsibility for ensuring that the condition of the item(s) meets with their satisfaction prior to bidding. Any condition statement is given as a courtesy to a client, and is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. EDEN Galleries shall have no responsibility for any error or omission. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging.

Starting Bid

$800.00

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CHINESE MING WUCAI GU VASE ON STAND

Estimate $1,500 - $2,500Jun 16, 2018