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20th century, the vase is decorated with large sprays of Chinese hibiscus and peony blooms to either side in high relief, a small cat looks on from the base, set in a fitted wooden stand carved with flowers.
HOA 7.5 in., Vase only 6.5 in.From the Estate of the Late Dr. Joan C. Huntley, Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Sold to Benefit Art Acquisitions at Davidson College, Davidson, North Carolina
Dr. Joan C. Huntley was a lifelong patron of the arts and one of the leading collectors of eighteenth and nineteenth century European Painting in North Carolina. Joan and her late husband, Dr. Robert R. Huntley, established the Huntley Gallery at the North Carolina Museum of Art that housed Barbizon paintings they donated to the Museum, just one example of their devoted patronage to museums throughout the State. Joan served on the North Carolina Museum of Art Board of Trustees, and she was a founding member of the Davidson College Art Collection Advisory Committee. Joan established much of her collection during travels to New York, Virginia, Washington D.C., and Padua, Italy, where she visited every spring.
Minor nicks to edges.