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    Sale 2261

    The Hodroff Collection, Part III

    21 January 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 253

    A WHITE-GLAZED PHEASANT FROM THE 'NANKING CARGO'

    CIRCA 1750

    Price Realised  

    A WHITE-GLAZED PHEASANT FROM THE 'NANKING CARGO'
    CIRCA 1750
    The crested bird modeled standing on pierced rockwork, its wings to its sides
    10¼ in. (26 cm.) high


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    The present model is one of only two pheasants recovered from the Geldermalsen when it was salvaged in 1983. The piece's original bright enamels have been erradicated during its 200 years in the briny deep.

    Provenance

    The Nanking Cargo Chinese Export Porcelain and Gold; Christie's, Amsterdam, 28 April - 2 May 1986, lot 5741.


    Literature

    Fuchs and Howard, Made in China, p. 179, no. 114.
    Sheaf and Kilburn, The Hatcher Porcelain Cargoes, Oxford, 1988, p. 158, where it is described as 'exceptionally rare'.
    C.J.A. Jörg, The Geldermalsen, Groningen, 1986, p. 100, no. 96.
    Howard, The Choice of the Private Trader, p. 264, no. 316.


    Exhibited

    Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 1997.