Pick of the week
One of the dealers exhibiting in the Parcours de la Cžramique is Antoine Lebel from Brussels, who is enjoying the hospitality of the galerie Jacques Leegenhoek in the rue de Lille. By training, Dr Lebel is a Classical archaeologist with a Dphil from Oxford, but he specialises in Chinese export porcelain. Although now based in Belgium, in 1992, the gallery originally opened in the Carrž Rive Gauche. A highlight of his show is a rare pair of aiguièresñthat is, goose-shaped ewers intended for water.
Although for the European market, there is something unmistakably Chinese about this 8½in-high pair, with their high lids, coral spirals and green goosenecks. They date from the Kangxi period, about 1700.