23rd Jun, 2022 10:00 EST

Collect: Asian Arts

 
  Lot 32
 

32

A Wucai porcelain small vase, a famille verte lobed vase, and an enameled porcelain censer
17th century or later

The wucai vase depicting boys playing games in an landscape with qilin; the lobed vase decorated with tree squirels, butterflies, and floral sprays on the body and two qilong to the neck; the tripod censer decorated with scholars in landscapes in medallions, separated by qilong.

Dia(censer): 8 in.

PROVENANCE:

Property from the collection of Mr. Norman Potter, the vases acquired prior to February 10, 1967; the censer acquired prior to December 28, 1970
Thence by descent

Sold for $3,276
Estimated at $2,000 - $3,000


 

The wucai vase depicting boys playing games in an landscape with qilin; the lobed vase decorated with tree squirels, butterflies, and floral sprays on the body and two qilong to the neck; the tripod censer decorated with scholars in landscapes in medallions, separated by qilong.

PROVENANCE:

Property from the collection of Mr. Norman Potter, the vases acquired prior to February 10, 1967; the censer acquired prior to December 28, 1970
Thence by descent

NOTE:

Norman Stanley Potter (1926–1970) was a collector with wide-ranging interests who developed an eye for classical arts and built a collection of Asian art, antiquities, and early European art. Born to Polish immigrants in New York City, Potter began his self-edification in the arts during his youth while exploring the Metropolitan Museum of Art. As a prominent mathematician and engineer, he participated in the Manhattan Project and later was a designer of complex defense systems. Together with his wife, the abstract artist Berne Potter, he was active in the art and antique worlds of New York and became friends with important gallerists and collectors, including Julius Carlebach and Melvin Gutman of Cole Galleries, Ltd., New York.

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