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    Sale 2130

    Chinese Export Porcelain

    21 January 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 122

    A SMALL PINK DUCK

    QIANLONG PERIOD

    Price Realised  

    A SMALL PINK DUCK
    QIANLONG PERIOD
    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.

    Provenance

    Formerly in the collection of Josephine Clay Ford and Walter Buhl Ford, II.