Pair of Rose Mandarin Boughpots and Covers, China, early 19th century, square forms with wide flared mouths, domed square covers with five circular openings and gilt leaf-form handles, the sides decorated with figures in court scenes within rectangular gilt-bordered cartouches, bordered by flowers, birds, and butterflies, ht. 9 1/2 in.
Provenance: From the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Thayer.
minor chips to underside of covers, minor hairline to one cover, small chips to leaf handles, minor gilt and enamel loss, tape residue.
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