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    Sale 2261

    The Hodroff Collection, Part III

    21 January 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 153

    A FAMILLE VERTE 'PIGGYBACK' GROUP

    KANGXI PERIOD

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A FAMILLE VERTE 'PIGGYBACK' GROUP
    KANGXI PERIOD
    Two smiling youths, the elder carrying the younger on his back
    9½ in. (24.1 cm.) high


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    For a similar figure group see The Copeland Collection (The Peabody Museum of Salem, 1991, p. 103), where the author W.R. Sargent notes that "The Daoist star-god of happiness, Fu Xing...is frequently depicted in the costume of a mandarin carrying a boy on his back."

    Provenance

    The Hon. Mrs. Nellie Ionides (1883-1962).


    Exhibited

    Sticker for the 'Oriental Ceramic Society 1947 Exhibition'.