Sun, 10th May 2020 9:00

Asian Art, including Chinese Paintings

 
  Lot 38
 

A CHINESE FAMILLE ROSE ‘HIDDEN LOVER' VASE.

A CHINESE FAMILLE ROSE ‘HIDDEN LOVER' VASE.

Qing Dynasty, Yongzheng period.

The tall ovoid body painted with a scene in an interior with a husband and wife saying their goodbyes, her lover hiding beneath the table waiting for the man's departure, the waisted neck with two figures in a landscape, 41cm H.

清雍正 粉彩繪人物故事圖紋瓶

According to an old folk tale a merchant's wife had an affair with their neighbour. In order to signal to her lover that the master of the house is leaving for a long business trip, she makes him wear a green hat and thus sends a message it is safe for the suitor to pay her a visit.

**Due to Covid-19, London Chiswick Auctions is operating a skeleton staff working remotely. As a result condition reports and extra images may be subject to delay or limited availability. **

**由於2019冠狀病毒爆發的原因,倫敦齊仕閣拍賣會行只有少部分員工在家辦公。這可能會導致延發/少發品相報告及照片。**

(Qty: 1)

41cm H.

Sold for £2,750

Includes Buyer's Premium


 

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