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    Sale 5438

    The Sunday Sale

    30 November 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 174

    A PAIR OF CHINESE CLOISONNÉ ELEPHANTS AND RIDERS

    19TH/20TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF CHINESE CLOISONNÉ ELEPHANTS AND RIDERS
    19TH/20TH CENTURY
    The large white enamelled beasts with long gilt tusks and ears, each swinging their heads in a frontal stance and wearing blue foliate harnassing, a large cloth over the beasts back forming the saddles for the seated figures decorated with cranes in flight, the riders wearing long robes depicting scrolling lotus on a turquoise ground and wide brimmed gilt hats, each holding a ruyi-septre within their hands
    12¼ in. (31 cm.) high, fitted wood stands (2)


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