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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 421

    A PAIR OF FAMILLE ROSE PARROTS

    FIRST HALF 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF FAMILLE ROSE PARROTS
    FIRST HALF 19TH CENTURY
    Each modelled standing alert and open beaked, their feathers picked out in shades of black, green, yellow and purple, their green eyes surrounded by orange eye rings, standing on rocky mound bases
    8 in. (20.2 cm.) high, the slightly taller (2)


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    D.S. Howard notes that the 'naturalistic poses' and 'unfamiliar coloring' indicate that these birds are 19th century and 'a rare model of which only one other pair is recorded'. The other pair was sold in our London rooms, anon. sale, 1 November 1993, lot 27.

    Literature

    Howard, The Choice of the Private Trader, p. 269, pl. 322