A famille-rose ‘French Royal Arms’ armorial bidet, Qing dynasty, circa 1720. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby’s
the waisted oval body with straight sides rising to an everted rim, the interior and exterior similarly painted with stylised floral sprays supporting bowls of fruits, divided by roundels variously enclosing fans, lotus and the French Royal arms, the flat rim encircled by shaped floral cartouches on a lotus scroll ground; 52.3cm., 20 5/8 in.
PROVENANCE: Cohen & Cohen, London.
Sotheby’s Paris, 14th June 2007, lot 270.
Sotheby’s. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Londres | 05 nov. 2014, 10:00 AM