A CHINESE BLUE AND WHITE 'HUNDRED ANTIQUES' JARDINIERE.
Qing Dynasty, Kangxi period.
The rounded body painted with two panels containing incense burners, ruyi sceptres, scrolls, go game boards, fans, books and other collectables and scholar's treasures, the short neck with stylised clouds, 18cm H, 21cm diameter.
Provenance: Property from the Estate of Pamela Myers.
Pamela Myers, widow of painter Bernard Myers (1925-2007), and grand-daughter of the eminent Victorian painter Sir Luke Fildes (1843-1927). It is likely that this jardinière was previously in Fildes' collection. On occasion Bernard Myers subsequently used the present work as a prop in his still-lifes or as a jar for paint brushes in his studio at St Peter's Wharf, Chiswick Mall, where he lived and worked for the last twenty-five years of his life (see Sale: Chiswick Auctions, Selected works from the Studio of Bernard Myers, 30th November 2021).
The present work was used as a 'jar' for paint brushes by the artist Bernard Myers in his studio at St Peter's Wharf, Chiswick Mall.
Sold for £3,750
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