• Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works  auction at Christies

    Sale 2196

    Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    15 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 215

    A PAIR OF LARGE CLOISONNE ENAMEL FIGURES OF COCKERELS

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF LARGE CLOISONNE ENAMEL FIGURES OF COCKERELS
    Each shown crowing while standing on a rockwork base decorated around the sides with mountains rising from waves and with dragons pursuing a flaming pearl amidst clouds, the top with a pine tree trunk, water and clouds, the body of each bird with archaistic bird motifs on a turquoise ground while the wings and tail have multicolored feathers, the heads and bodies made separately
    37½ in. (95.2 cm.) high (2)


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    A nearly identical pair of equally large cloisonné enamel cockerels from the Collection of Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé was sold in our Paris rooms, 23-25 February 2009, lot 674.