Winning Bid: $600
Pair of Bowls with Eight Horses of Wang Mu.:
Each bowl with hand-colored glaze depictions of the steeds in various postures, each having different color bodies and manes; blue seal mark on bases. 2 1/2in h x 5 1/4in diam. Condition: One is good; one with a small rim chip and 3/4-in hairline crack extending down from rim. Together with a Hartwell family snapshot showing the bowls together on a table (c. 1970s); and a family note that reads: “Brought from China by Emily Hartwell, were a gift to her from a Chinese.” FROM THE FAMILY OF REV. CHARLES HARTWELL (1825-1905) and Lucy Estabrook Stearns Hartwell (1827-1883); their children Charles Stearns Hartwell (1855-1931), Emily Susan Hartwell (1859-1951), and Carrie Amelia Hartwell Tupper (1864-1959); Congregational missionaries and philanthropists in Foochow (Fuzhou), China, 1850s-1930s. NOTE: All lots are sold as is and where is. Turner Auctions + Appraisals, LLC provides condition reports upon request to aid in your bidding decision. No statement regarding age, condition, kind, value, or quality of a lot, whether made orally at the auction or at any other time, or in writing in this catalog or elsewhere, shall be construed to be an express or implied warranty, representation, or assumption of liability. All sales are final, Turner Auctions + Appraisals, LLC does not give refunds based on condition. Turner Auctions + Appraisals, LLC does not perform any shipping or packing services. We do have a list of suggested shippers who gladly provide quotes prior to your bidding. Please visit our webpage for a list of recommended shippers.