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    Sale 2130

    Chinese Export Porcelain

    21 January 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 18

    A RARE PAIR OF ARITA BLUE AND WHITE COWS

    18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A RARE PAIR OF ARITA BLUE AND WHITE COWS
    18TH CENTURY
    Modeled after Delft for the Dutch East India Co., recumbent on shaped bases decorated with scrolling vine
    6 3/8 in. (16.2 cm.) long (2)


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    Compare with a very similar single cow in the Hodroff collection and earlier the Mottahedeh collection (lot 173 sale 2261), illustrated by Fuchs and Howard, Made in China, p. 178 (and lot 173, sale 2261). The authors note that Dutch delft models were sent out to China to be copied, and quote a 1746 request of the Dutch East India Co. for "Cows,...white grounds, some with brown, some with blue spots, according to sample."

    Provenance

    The collection of John T. Dorrance, Jr., Gladwyne, Pennsylvania.