23rd Jun, 2022 10:00 EST

Collect: Asian Arts

 
  Lot 37
 

37

Four small Chinese porcelain coupes and vases
Qing dynasty

Comprising a small water coupe of lozenge section, a copper red bombe censer with three blue and white Chinese character to the interior, a miniature "peach bloom" tripod censer, and a peach bloom vase with wood stand

H(teapot with cover): 4 1/2 in.

PROVENANCE:

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

Sold for $6,930
Estimated at $1,200 - $1,500


 

Comprising a small water coupe of lozenge section, a copper red bombe censer with three blue and white Chinese character to the interior, a miniature "peach bloom" tripod censer, and a peach bloom vase with wood stand

PROVENANCE:

Property from the collection of Mr. Norman Potter, the peach bloom censer acquired prior to February 10, 1967; the remaining pieces 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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