Description: A LATE LOUIS XV ORMOLU-MOUNTED CHINESE CELADON PORCELAIN VASE THE PORCELAIN QIANLONG (1736-95), THE ORMOLU CIRCA 1775 Of baluster shape, the cabled rim and handles hung with leaf and berried swags, the body decorated with prunus, bamboo and two birds, above a fluted and concave-sided stepped square base 10¼ in (26 cm.) high
Literature: Harewood House, Yorkshire, 'An Inventory of Heirlooms created under the
will of Henry Thynne Lascelles Fourth Earl of Harewood,' 1892, almost
certainly the 'Chinese celadon vase decorated with hawthorn branches in
relief in blue with two birds with Louis XVI ormolu mounts scroll
handles and laurel leaves fluted base', listed on the 'Console in the
North End of the Gallery on the Left East Side'.
Provenance: Almost certainly acquired by The Hon. Edward 'Beau' Lascelles (1764 -
1814) either for Harewood House, Hanover Square, London, or for Harewood
House, Yorkshire, and thence by descent.
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