PAIR OF CHINESE EXPORT MOLDED FAMILLE ROSE WALL POCKETS
Of upright molded cylindrical tapering form, flattened to the backside, the top opening with an
upright lappet to the back, the front opening with everted lip, the bodies painted in pale blue,
iron red, yellow and olive heightened with gilt, with carnations and cornflowers between
molded and gilt ruyi heads and horizontal bands
Provenance : Matthew & Elisabeth Sharpe, Philadelphia, bearing label
Condition: Excellent; minor expected gilt wear; one reinforced 1-1/2" firing flaw on the back surface of one
Ruyi heads are heart-shaped motifs resembling ceremonial objects carried by certain
Buddhist deities, and an emblem of monastic authority. They are similar to cloud collars
or lappets, which are usually larger.
9" High x 4" Wide
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