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    Sale 7621

    A Private English Collection of White Jade Carvings & Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Export Art

    4 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 255

    A PAIR OF UNUSUAL CANTON FAMILLE ROSE ELEPHANTS

    FIRST HALF OF THE 19TH CENTURY

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    A PAIR OF UNUSUAL CANTON FAMILLE ROSE ELEPHANTS
    FIRST HALF OF THE 19TH CENTURY
    Each modelled in a striding pose, looking straight ahead with trunks curled slightly to the left and right and tails swishing to the opposite sides, the bodies under an iron-red glaze with hide markings picked out in a deeper tone, each with a simple iron-red saddle gilt on top with a delicate floral design, and placed over an elaborate lime-green-ground saddle-cloth extending over the head, suspending gilt bells and decorated with scrolling stylised flowers and foliage around four gilt shou roundels
    9 7/8 in. (25.3 cm.) long (2)


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    It is very unusual to find elephants of this model and design without supporting vases on their backs.

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