LOT 043


A Chinese Mirror Black Glazed Vase, Fanghu, Early 20th Century
12 x 7 x 5 1/4 in, 30.5 x 17.8 x 13.3 cm

Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000 CAD

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Alex Gurevich, Montreal, acquired mostly in Hong Kong during the 1960s
By descent to the present Private Collection, Ontario

With a form based on archaic bronzes, the vase of a faceted pear shape and rising to a quatrefoil rim, and with shoulders flanked by two flattened lug handles.

Initially based in Harbin in northeastern China during the first half of the 20th Century, the Gurevich family moved to Canada during the 1950s and opened the Gurie Gallery, a staple of Montreal’s trendy Sherbrooke street. The Gurie Gallery was one of the first to focus on Chinese ceramics, decorative arts and paintings, and was extremely popular to collectors in Montreal, Toronto and New York. The son, Alex Gurevich (1929-1990), took over the store during the 1960s and continued to source objects through frequent visits to Hong Kong.

Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000 CAD

All prices are in Canadian Dollars

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