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A PAIR OF CHINESE EXPORT RABBITS
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A PAIR OF CHINESE EXPORT RABBITS

QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-95)

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A PAIR OF CHINESE EXPORT RABBITS
QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-95)
Modeled seated on their haunches with ears erect, their spotted coats in brown markings
5 ½ in. (14 cm.) high
Provenance
Acquired from H. Blairman & Sons, London, July 1947.
Literature
D. Fennimore et al., The David and Peggy Rockefeller Collection: Decorative Arts, New York, 1992, vol. IV, p. 83, no. 75.
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Lot Essay

Rabbits have long been a symbol of longevity in China, closely associated with the moon. A single example of this model, also with brown spotted coat, was in the collection of Mrs. Lammot du Pont Copeland (illustrated by W.R. Sargent, op. cit., p. 234).

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