Item Type: Porcelain beaker (wooden base included) Item Description: An impressively large and heavy Chinese porcelain beaker that is densely decorated with foliage and flowers in cobalt blue. The interior of the lip is decorated with bamboo leaves.
Item Condition: The lip is extremely worn almost all the way around, and a large (1x1 inch) chip has been lost from the exterior of the vase just under the lip. There is one firing error on the body of the vase. Please examine photos carefully, I have included two photos of the vase in direct sunlight.
Additional photos can be provided upon request. Item Size: approx 17.5 inches tall x 7.5 inches at widest diameter. The stand adds 2.25 inches to total height. Marcel Gibrat (Pictured working on a Greek Kylyx in the 1970s), my grandfather, was a Restorer for the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan and later owned a Madison Avenue Restoration Studio and Art Gallery one block from the Guggenheim Museum. From the 1960s to 1990s.Marcel was undoubtedly a genius and was, as far as I know, the only Restorer for the Met without a PhD. In fact he had a sixth grade education. He was also a talented painter. Im Max Lewin the curator of what remains of Marcels extensive art collection, comprising ancient, tribal, Asian and European art. I worked with Marcel summers and in college. Marcel was an unquestioned expert in antiquities and all items in the collection from the ancient world are guaranteed to be authentic. Marcel also had a particular affinity for African tribal art, and while dating such items is problematic, he absolutely had impeccable taste. Some of his opinions on provenance of tribal items have been challenged. There are also Asian items of various quality, and many fine and genuine items from primitive cultures including relatively contemporary (a few hundred years old) and both neolithic and upper paleolithic items. Many of the items have archaeological markings. The item "LARGE CHINESE PORCELAIN BLUE AND WHITE BEAKER VASE QING 19TH C" is in sale since Sunday, July 12, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Vases".collection" and is located in Asheville, North Carolina.
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