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Chinese Export Porcelain Covered Fruit Cooler

Auction:
2482
Lot:
164
Sold for:
$948$800

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2482
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 08, 2009 11:00AM

Description:

Chinese Export Porcelain Covered Fruit Cooler, late 18th/early 19th century, three-section ovoid vessel with gilt scroll side handles, and loop handle on the cover, decorated with oval reserves suspended from blue and gilt ribbons with indistinct gilt lettering "WHITE.MARSH," and crossed palm branches below, with red and gilt-starred cobalt blue enameled borders, (gilt wear, spreading hairline to interior of fruit bowl), ht. 11 in.
Estimate $400-600

The ovals were probably centered with a motif or monogram, but now gone, a lot of the gilt is worn off the handles, the ovals, and the rims, a few minor spots of enamel loss to rim borders, spreading hairline to interior of fruit bowl.

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