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    Sale 1958

    The Hodroff Collection, Part II Chinese Export Porcelain From The Collection Of Leo & Doris Hodroff

    23 January 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 419

    A CARP TUREEN AND COVER

    FIRST HALF 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A CARP TUREEN AND COVER
    FIRST HALF 19TH CENTURY
    Modelled on his side with tail flipping up, each side molded with an eye picked out in black and encircled with blue, his scales in tones of iron-red with gilt details and his fin forming a handle to the cover
    12¾ in. (32.4 cm.) long (2)


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    An example in the Copeland collection at the Peabody Essex Museum is illustrated by W.R. Sargent, op. cit., p. 214 where he discusses the symbolism of the carp in both Japan and China and notes that this form was brought back to Europe as early as around 1730 and copied in European ceramics as early as 1755.

    Provenance

    The Benjamin F. Edwards III Collection