21 January 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 4,375
Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000
A SMALL PINK DUCK
One webbed foot tucked beneath her and her head turned to the side, her wingfeathers in colorful enamels
5 3/8 in. (13.7 cm.) high
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This sweet model is a somewhat ingenious solution to the problem of supporting the substantial body of a duck or goose, favorite subjects in Chinese export that were most often depicted swimming with their legs tucked under them.
Formerly in the collection of Josephine Clay Ford and Walter Buhl Ford, II.
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