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    Sale 7581

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Export Art

    13 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 266

    A PAIR OF CLOISONNÉ ENAMEL 'QUAIL' CENSERS AND COVERS

    18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF CLOISONNÉ ENAMEL 'QUAIL' CENSERS AND COVERS
    18TH CENTURY
    Finely modelled looking sharply to the left and right, with turquoise bodies and white breast feathers, their wing and tail feathers forming the detachable covers and the wing tips multi-coloured
    5 in. (12.7 cm.) high (2)


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    Compare the pair of similar quail in the Pierre Uldry Collection, illustrated by Helmut Brinker and Albert Lutz, Chinesisches Cloisonné, Zürich, 1985, no. 328, and a single example as no. 330. Another single yellow-bodied cloisonné quail censer and cover from the Clague Collection, was exhibited Cloisonne Enamel, Phoenix Art Museum, 1980, catalogue, plate 61, p.132.

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