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A PAIR OF CHINESE EXPORT FAMILLE ROSE COURT LADY CANDLEHOLDERS
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A PAIR OF CHINESE EXPORT FAMILLE ROSE COURT LADY CANDLEHOLDERS

QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-95)

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A PAIR OF CHINESE EXPORT FAMILLE ROSE COURT LADY CANDLEHOLDERS
QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-95)
Modeled as standing court ladies with their black enameled hair tied up, each beside a peacock perched on rockwork
8 ½ in. (21.6 cm.) high
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Since at least the Ming dynasty the peacock has been associated with rank and power in China. Its exotic feathers were used on official's hats and robes, as well as for large standing hall ornaments.

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