China, 1644-1912. A famille verte porcelain lid, which originally belonged to a ginger jar, repurposed most likely after the main vessel was broken. The exterior finely painted with two boys at play and floral sprays, raised on a gilt-bronze pedestal supported on four short feet, the interior with an ink pot, fitted with an ink container made from glass. The cover with bud-shaped finial, all held together by a long screw with a flower-shaped screw nut. The mounts of European origin, crafted in the historicist style, and dating from circa 1870 to 1910.
Provenance: Holzapfel collection, Geneva, Switzerland. The greater part of the Holzapfel Oriental Ceramics collection was formed in England and Ireland in the late 1950s and 1960s. After the death of Mr. Holzapfel, most of his pieces went to his children, ten in all. Two of Mr. Holzapfel's eldest sons then started their own collections in the early 1970s, both by adding significantly to their shares of the inheritance. Collecting was eventually continued by one of Mr. Holzapfel’s grandsons, who lives in Switzerland and is a member of the Oriental Ceramic Society. This lot was acquired by second generation members of the Holzapfel family circa between 1970 and 2005 and has remained in the family ever since.
Condition: Good condition with some old wear and firing flaws including dark spots, traces of use and age overall, drilled holes with associated nibbling, the brass mounting with malachite encrustations, few nicks, and light scratches.
Weight: 1,298 g
Dimensions: Height 13.2 cm
中國，1644-1912年。一個原本屬於粉彩罐蓋的部分，很可能在主容器破裂後重新利用。陶瓷上精美描繪有兩個在玩耍的男孩和卷草花卉；中央裝鎏金銅座，帶有花蕾形鈕的蓋子，打開後有一個玻璃墨水罐。鎏金銅四足底座。源自歐洲的底座，採用歷史主義風格，大約可追溯到 1870 年至 1910 年。
來源：瑞士日內瓦Holzapfel收藏。 Holzapfel 東方陶瓷收藏的大部分藏品是在1950年至1960年代在英國和愛爾蘭成立的。Holzapfel先生去世後，他的大部分藏品都交給了他的十個孩子。Holzapfel先生年長的兩個孩子隨後於1970年代初開始了自己的收藏，都擴大了從遺產得到的收藏。Holzapfel先生的孫子之一他目前居住在瑞士，是東方陶瓷協會的成員，他最終延續了收藏工作。此拍品是Holzapfel家族第二代1970 年至 2005年間收藏的，在家族相傳至今。
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