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    Sale 5811

    Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art & Textiles

    15 May 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 39

    A MOTTLED WHITE AND BLUE JADE MODEL OF A MANDARIN DUCK, MING DYNASTY (1368-1644)

    Price Realised  

    A MOTTLED WHITE AND BLUE JADE MODEL OF A MANDARIN DUCK, MING DYNASTY (1368-1644)
    the bird sitting on a lotus leaf, a flowering lotus spray in its mouth, with finely incised wing and feather detailing -- 2¼in. (5.8cm.) wide, fitted wood stand.


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    A similar model can be seen in the Avery Brundage Collection. Rene-Yvon Lefebure d'Argence, Chinese Jades in the Avery Brundage Collection, Japan, The de Young Museum Society et al. 1972, pl XLV.

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    Provenance

    From an English private collection, acquired prior to 1985.