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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 396

    A EUROPEAN SUBJECT MILK JUG

    CIRCA 1780

    Price Realised  

    A EUROPEAN SUBJECT MILK JUG
    CIRCA 1780
    Of helmet shape, the handle molded as a tree-branch, painted to both sides with a tusked elephant standing among tall grasses, a tree beneath the spout
    5¾ in. (14.5 cm.) high, overall


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    Another helmet jug also with elephant decoration is illustrated in Chinese Export Porcelain: Standard patterns and forms, 1780-1800, H., P. and and N. Schiffer, Exton, 1975, p. 56, fig. 144, and noted as being for the Indian market. For other elephant themed examples see Hervouët and Bruneau, op. cit., p. 105, and Le Corbeiller, op. cit., p. 113-4.

    Literature

    D.S. Howard, The Choice of the Private Trader, p. 167, pl. 186


    Exhibited

    Minneapolis Institute of Art, 1997