euro_symbol€ 60,000 - 90,000
Base - Estimate
An extremely fine «Doucai» porcelain Fishbowl
Qing Dynasty - Qianlong Period (1736-1795)
latter carved exotic wood stand (with faults and defects)
Dim. - 23,2 x 33 cm
Notes: "The deep gently rounded sides rising from a recessed base to an incurved lipped mouth, finely painted in characteristic palette of brilliant darker and lighter green, pink yellow, aubergine, iron-red and clear underglaze-blue outlines, with five large lotus flower medallions divided by floral strapwork, all between a border of multicoloured lappets around the base and pendent ruyi-heads above, a further band of shaped panels enclosing florets between leaves reserved on a blue ground below the rim.The base with a wide unglazed ring and without mark. The interior entirely plain."Pierre Ansas, August 2016PROVENANCE: Collection Sir Francis Cook (1817-1901), Monserrate Palace, Sintra. Acquired by the grandfather of the current owner in the Auction of the contents of Monserrate Palace, held in November 1946.REFERENCES: a Qianlong doucai jardiniere or fishbowl of this design in the Shanghai museum is illustrated in “Selected Ceramics from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Hu”. Shanghai: Shanghai bo wu guan, 1989, pl. 68; another is included in “Sekai toji zenshu”. Tokyo: Shogakukan, 1983, pls. 94-95.Condition Report will be provided on request:Pierre Ansas Expert - 12 Rue Vivienne, 75002 Paris Tel. 0033 625845634; E-mail: email@example.comBidding registration and a deposit of € 20.000 must be received by the auctioneer before September 23rd 2016, account number: IBAN: PT 50 0043 0001 04001066743 73 / SWIFT Code: DEUTPTPL清乾隆 斗彩缠枝莲纹鱼缸高：23,2 cm 直径：33 cm 估价：€ 60.000 / 90.000出处：（provenance）葡萄牙私人藏家自1946年12月12日Palacio de Monserrate艺术收藏拍卖购得。如需竞投此两件拍品 需缴纳两万欧元保证金Sir Francis Cook (1817-1901), first Baronet and Viscount of Monserrate, was a British wealthy merchant and art collector. In 1869 he assumed the direction of the company from his father, Cook, Son & Co. which marketed products of wool, cotton, linen and silk, becoming one of the three wealthiest men in Britain, which allowed him to gather a vast art collection, having as his Adviser Sir John Charles Robinson (1824-1913) former curator at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.In 1856 he bought the Quinta de Monserrate in Sintra, Portugal, where he ordered the rebuilding of the Monserrate Palace, a building that combines Gothic, Indian and Moorish influences, according to a project by James Knowles (1831-1908). In 7 June 1870, he was made Viscount of Monserrate, a title created on his behalf by King D. Louis I of Portugal. In November 1946 the Monserrate Palace Collection was sold at an auction held by Leiria & Nascimento.“Millionaire and refined art collector, Francis Cook enriched the interiorsof the Monserrate house with high quality and valuable pieces with differentorigins and from different periods. Indian and European furniture,oriental porcelain, silverware from different locations, Persin carpets,large crystal chandeliers from Venice, Mudejar tiles, paintings from Italian,Spanish and Portuguese Schools of sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenthcenturies, Flemish and Italian sculptures, reproductions of statuesand famous bust, etc., decorated the rooms of the singular residence which have nowadays been stripped of its hitherto rich ornaments.” in NETO, Maria João – “Monserrate: A Casa Romântica de uma Família Inglesa”. Lisboa: Caleidoscópio, 2015, p. 89.