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    Sale 1958

    The Hodroff Collection, Part II Chinese Export Porcelain From The Collection Of Leo & Doris Hodroff

    23 January 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 423

    TWO FAMILLE ROSE 'HEHE TWINS' GROUPS

    EARLY 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    TWO FAMILLE ROSE 'HEHE TWINS' GROUPS
    EARLY 19TH CENTURY
    Each modelled as two seated figures emblematic of prosperity and accord, on a marbleized rockwork base, one stringing coins over his head, a toad perched between them
    8 in. (20.3 cm.) high (2)


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    The 'three-legged toad' on the front of the base is a symbol of money-making and an attribute of Liu Hai, the twin on the left. For a further discussion and example of this model in the Reeves Collection, see T.V. Litzenburg, op. cit., p. 215, pl. 219.

    Provenance

    Anon. sale, Christie's, Amsterdam, 8 December 1998, lot 223