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A PAIR OF BOW PORCELAIN ELEMENT FIGURES EMBLEMATIC OF FIRE AND WATER

CIRCA 1765

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A PAIR OF BOW PORCELAIN ELEMENT FIGURES EMBLEMATIC OF FIRE AND WATER
CIRCA 1765
Water personified as Neptune standing astride a dolphin, an overturned urn spilling water under his left arm; Fire as a woman, a phoenix in the flames at her feet
11 in. (28 cm.) high, Water
Provenance
Acquired from J. Rochelle Thomas, London, September 1951.
Literature
D. Fennimore et al., The David and Peggy Rockefeller Collection: Decorative Arts, New York, 1992, vol. IV, pp. 38-39, no. 13.
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