The pendant carved in lotus form, the body carved with a garden scene, surrounded by a band of ruyi, the reverse with petals, all supported on a fitted wooden stand. H: 7 cm.
Provenance: Lots 98 to 137 Chinese Art from an Important Toronto Estate.
The owner of this collection was a former minister with the Canadian government stationed in Ottawa during the 1980’s. From a young age, he had a passion for Chinese and Japanese ceramics, inspired by fond visits to the Royal Ontario Museum during the 1950’s.
His Asian Art collection contains over 150 objects collected from the 1960’s to the 2000’s, with many objects acquired locally in Toronto from dealers such as Weisbrod and Dy, the Hundred Antiques, Pao and Moltke, and C. C. Lai Antiques. His favourite pieces were always his Chinese ceramics, which include Song ceramics, Ming and Qing porcelain, and blue and white export wares.
A selection of objects from his collection were published in a December 2014 Waddington’s exhibition titled "Colour and Clay: An Exhibition of Chinese Qing Dynasty Porcelain from Toronto Collections."