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    Sale 2130

    Chinese Export Porcelain

    21 January 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 118

    AN UNUSUAL SPANIEL PUPPY

    QIANLONG PERIOD

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN UNUSUAL SPANIEL PUPPY
    QIANLONG PERIOD
    The pup recumbent, his bushy tail curled forward, his coat mottled white enamel with dark brown patches delineated with brushstrokes
    6 in. (15.1 cm.) wide


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    Spaniel puppies were a popular Chinese export form in the third quarter of the 18th century, but were much more often beady-eyed, iron-red versions. This example's treatment of both eyes and coat is unusual.