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A LARGE EXPORT FAMILLE ROSE CARP TUREEN AND COVER
A LARGE EXPORT FAMILLE ROSE CARP TUREEN AND COVER

QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795)

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A LARGE EXPORT FAMILLE ROSE CARP TUREEN AND COVER
QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795)
The colorful fish's bright yellow-green head tilts up and its black and gilt eyes stare directly out. Its fins and tail are shaded yellow-green to pink and the molded scales are picked out in black. A later porcelain replacement cover with small fish handle is decorated to match.
19 in. (48.2 cm.) long
Provenance
The Collection of Mr. and Mrs. J. Richardson Dilworth.
Christie's New York, 26 January 2006, lot 39.
The James E. Sowell Collection, Dallas, Texas.
Literature
Michael Cohen and William Motley, Mandarin and Menagerie: Chinese and Japanese Export Ceramic Figures, Reigate, 2008, pp. 138-139.

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Lot Essay

The present carp tureen seems to be from the same molds as the other examples of the monumental form known: one illustrated by S. Roth, Chinese Porcelain Imported by the Swedish East India Company, p. 27, which had been bought for N. Sahlgren (1701-76); another, with the arms of Don Matias de Galvez y Gallardo, Viceroy of New Spain, illustrated by J. Mudge, Chinese Export Porcelain, p. 55; another offered Sotheby's New York, 23 October 1992, lot 98, and one sold Sotheby's Monaco, 29 February 1992, lot 536. This last example is the only other carp to display much colored enamel.

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