15 May 2009,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 3,750
Estimate GBP 700 - GBP 1,000
A PAIR OF CLOISONNE ENAMELLED BIRDS, QIANLONG (1736-1795)
of mirror image form, both turned looking outwards, with turquoise bodies and multi-coloured wing and tail feathers naturally enhanced with wire embellishment, standing upon gilt metal feet; and a further cloisonne bird formed censer -- the pair, 6¾in. (7.2cm.) wide. (3)
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