October 14, 2021 10:00 EST

Asian Arts

 
Lot 92
 

92

An unusual pair of large Chinese famille-verte decorated porcelain guardians 五彩门神一对
18th century 十八世纪

Each upright figure standing proudly in an imposing attitude; one in armor, the other a dragon robe, later wood stands.

(Qty: 2)

H: 22 1/2 in.

Acquired circa 1914 by the family of Archie Hardy, "Greenacres", Walberton near Arundel, United Kingdom
William Williams (Kensington), LTD, London, acquired from the above, circa November 23, 1964
Harry J. Haon II (1901-1989), acquired from the above, November 24, 1964
Thence by descent

Haon was employed by E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, and was promoted in 1954 to the Foreign Relations Department as Manager of the European Office, London, England, until his retirement in 1962. Mr. Haon continued to live part-time in London into the late 1970s. It is believed that many of the Asian arts in his collection were acquired during this time in London.

Sold for $6,300
Estimated at $7,000 - $9,000


 

Each upright figure standing proudly in an imposing attitude; one in armor, the other a dragon robe, later wood stands.

(Qty: 2)

H: 22 1/2 in.

Acquired circa 1914 by the family of Archie Hardy, "Greenacres", Walberton near Arundel, United Kingdom
William Williams (Kensington), LTD, London, acquired from the above, circa November 23, 1964
Harry J. Haon II (1901-1989), acquired from the above, November 24, 1964
Thence by descent

Haon was employed by E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, and was promoted in 1954 to the Foreign Relations Department as Manager of the European Office, London, England, until his retirement in 1962. Mr. Haon continued to live part-time in London into the late 1970s. It is believed that many of the Asian arts in his collection were acquired during this time in London.

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