Lot 6: A LATE LOUIS XV ORMOLU-MOUNTED CHINESE CELADON PORCELAIN VASE
500 Years Decorative Arts Europe
July 5, 2013
London, United Kingdom
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
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.
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'.