A Louis XIV Arita porcelain rafraichissoir

A Louis XIV gilt bronze-mounted Arita porcelain three-handled
rafraichissoir – circa 1700-1710

The Japanese porcelain late 17th / early 18th Century

Height: 21 cm. (8 ¼ in.)    Diameter of neck: 20.5 cm. (8 in.)

Provenance :

Collection of Baron S. de Lopez-Tarragoya, sold Ader Picard, Paris, 21 June 1971, lot 12

This wine cooler has the unusual feature of three handles instead of the two normally found on this form.


Comparative Literature :

For a pair of Kangxi Period porcelain covered rafraichissoirs with identical mounts in the Getty Museum, see Gillian Wilson, Mounted Oriental Porcelain in the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, 1999, pp. 30-32, no. 3 (ill.).

(The porcelain restored)