• Fine Chinese Ceramics and Work auction at Christies

    Sale 2297

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    26 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1177

    A PAIR OF CLOISONNE ENAMEL FIGURES OF MYTHICAL BEASTS

    QIANLONG/JIAQING PERIOD (1736-1820)

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    A PAIR OF CLOISONNE ENAMEL FIGURES OF MYTHICAL BEASTS
    QIANLONG/JIAQING PERIOD (1736-1820)
    Each seated with head turned to one side and with an intent gaze, the ears laid flat on either side of a single, curved horn, the mouth open in a snarl to reveal the sharp teeth, with feather or scale pattern on the body and red flames emerging from the haunches, with traces of gilding on the backbone and feet
    8 1/8 in. (20.6 cm.) high (2)


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    A nearly identical pair of cloisonné enamel mythical beasts, dated to the Qianlong/Jiaqing period, was sold in these rooms, 30 March 2005, lot 153.

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