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Sale IT165 Lot 3000

CHINESE PEACHBLOOM-GLAZED BOWL, QIANLONG 6-CHARACTER SEAL MARK AND OF THE PERIOD, BY DESCENT FROM THE HAVEMEYER COLLECTION, NEW YORK the bowl with deep rounded sides rising from a straight foot to a gently flaring rim, covered overall with a peachbloom-colored glaze with raspberry speckles, thinning to a pale celadon tone towards the rim and stopping neatly around the foot, and the base and interior of bowl glazed white with a centered underglaze blue seal mark, the rim bound all around with a thin metal mount, dia: 7 5/8 in. h:3.25 in.

Provenance: Provenance:
With labels from HOH, DDH and DC
H.O. Havemeyer until 1907 (likely acquired in the 19th Century)
Mrs. H.O. Havemeyer 1907-1929
Horace Havemeyer 1929-1956
Mrs. Horace (Doris D.) Havemeyer 1956-1982
Daniel C. Catlin, MD in 1982
Then by descent to the current owner

This bowl was not taken by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in the 1929 bequest of the Havemeyer Collection. It was kept by Horace Havemeyer, first in his apartment at 960 Fifth Avenue in New York, and later at 720 Park Avenue until his death in 1956. It remained with his widow, Doris D. Havemeyer, until her death in 1982. The children and heirs of Mrs. Havemeyer's estate gave this bowl to their brother-in-law, Daniel Catlin, MD. He was the husband of Doris Havemeyer Catlin, who was Horace and Doris's eldest child, who predeceased her mother (in 1975). The bowl , always a favorite of Mrs. Havemeyer’s, had been displayed on the mantelpiece in the Library at 720 Park Avenue below two important paintings, which subsequently were donated to the National Gallery (Vermeer's 'A Lady Writing' and 'Masked Ball at the Opera' by Manet). The owner says that 'my Grandfather always loved the bowl , and that is how it came to him.'

Estimate $4,000-6,000

Sold for $7,500.00

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