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    Sale 2130

    Chinese Export Porcelain

    21 January 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 46

    A SMALL PAIR OF RECUMBENT BEASTS

    18TH/19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A SMALL PAIR OF RECUMBENT BEASTS
    18TH/19TH CENTURY
    The mythical animals posed as if sleepy, both with purplish-gray coats picked out with stylized black markings, one with winged antlers, both with finely modeled and incised details underneath
    5¼ in. (13.3 cm.) wide (2)


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    Part of a group of very finely modeled animals in this palette, often shown reclining in this kind of pose, with well-finished bases and thin bodies, that must have come from a particular workshop at Jingdezhen.