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A PAIR OF SPANIEL PUPPIES
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF IRA AND NANCY KOGER
A PAIR OF SPANIEL PUPPIES

QIANLONG PERIOD

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A PAIR OF SPANIEL PUPPIES
QIANLONG PERIOD
The dogs seated with heads turned to the side and alert expression, jaws open revealing their tongues and their bushy, bifurcated tails curled round their haunches, their coats in pencilled tones of iron-red with white patches and white chests
8 3/8 in. (21.3 cm.) wide (2)

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W.R. Sargent (op. cit., p. 187) illustrates a very similar pair, but two different colors, from the Copeland collection, noting that this is the largest of several sizes spaniel models were made in for export, and suggesting that the iron-red type "...may specifically describe the Blenheim variety of spaniel which was presented to the Duke of Marlborough from China."

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