Concept Gallery
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4/15/23 Art, Design, Photography, Books & Jewelry

Sat, Apr 15, 2023 10:00AM EDT
Lot 73

Chinese Famille Rose Vase converted to a Lamp

Estimate: $200 - $400

Bid Increments

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$0 $10
$100 $25
$400 $50
$1,000 $100
$3,000 $200
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$20,000 $2,500
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000
Lovely old Famille Rose Vase converted to lamp, with engraved brass fittings, 14.25 inches tall, (vase only), Provenance: George W Guthrie, and thence by descent through the family, Guthrie was appointed United States Ambassador to Japan on May 20, 1913. He was accredited as special Ambassador and represented the President and the people of the United States at the funeral of Empress Shoken, the Dowager Empress of Japan, on April 7, 1914, and was the personal representative of President Wilson at the coronation of Emperor Taisho of Japan on September 30, 1915. He died while at that post in Tokyo in 1917, after collapsing while playing golf with an American reporter. The Japanese government sent the armored cruiser Azuma to return his body to San Francisco as a mark of respect.

Condition

in good condition with small spots of loss along the edges and high spots on the edges, otherwise good condition. Merchandise will be packed and transported by the purchaser at their own risk and expense. A list of recommended shippers is on our website: https://www.conceptgallery.com/auctions/shipping/ .

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