3rd Nov, 2023 10:00

Asian Art

  Lot 170


A Chinese famille rose vase

A Chinese famille rose vase,
Guangxu (1875-1908), of tapering form, painted with blossoming prunus branches against a green ground, with a four-character Fugui Jiaqi (fine vessel for wealth and honour) mark to base,
31.5cm high

Provenance: The Collection of Dr Anne F Sutton (1942-2022).

清光绪 绿地粉彩梅花纹瓶

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The Collection of Dr Anne F Sutton (1942-2022).

Dr Sutton was a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London and a retired Archivist of the Mercers’ Company of London, having previously been an actress, appearing in several stage and radio productions during the 1960s.  Much of her collection had been gathered by her grandfather, Herbert Sutton (1880-1946), who was a silk merchant living in Canton.  When he returned to England in the 1920s, he brought back various items that he had acquired during his twenty-year stay in China.  Anne later inherited these pieces from her father and, having an interest in the Far East herself, she continued to add her own purchases to enhance the collection.

Sold for £220

Condition Report

Gilt losses to rim.



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Auction: Asian Art, 3rd Nov, 2023


London Viewing

Viewing will be held at our London Gallery, Sworders Fine Art, 15 Cecil Court, London WC2N 4EZ as follows:

Friday 27 October, 10am - 4pm 

Saturday 28 October, 10am - 1pm

Sunday 29 October, 10am - 1pm

Monday 30 October, 10am - 4pm 

Tuesday 31 October, 10am - 4pm

Wednesday 1 November, 10am - 4pm

Thursday 2 November, 10am - 4pm 

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