10-17-2009 10-18-2009
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2480 Boston
October 17, 2009 03:00 PMCalender

Porcelain Vase

Auction: Asian Works Of Art - 2480 Location: Boston Date / Time: October 18, 2009 10:00AM


Porcelain Vase, China, dated the 35th year of the republic of China (1946), Hu shaped, textured black ground with carved and molded clouds, double fish Wan characters, ju-i and acanthus leaves in gilt, two central reserves of landscapes in famille rose enamels, (loss), ht. 12 1/2 in.

Provenance: Chiang Kai-Shek to Admiral M. Pride in 1955. Accompanying note reads: This vase was presented to us by Madame Chiang Kai Shek on December 14th, 1955, the day before we left Taipei to come back to the United States after Mels' duty as Commander Seventh Fleet (December 1, 1953, to December 20, 1955). It was made in the Kiang Shi porcelain works in China to commemorate Chiang Kai Shek's 60th birthday in 1946, just before they had to leave China for Taiwan. There is not another like it.
Estimate $400-600

Frits to the foot rim; ring missing from one handle; enamels in good condition.


China, Kai Shek, M. Pride, Admiral, Chiang Kai-Shek, Taipei, Commander, United States, Taiwan