17 - 18 September 2015
A PAIR OF LARGE CLOISONNÉ FIGURES OF ZEBRAS
LATE QING DYNASTY
Each is shown standing with head raised, the body decorated with white and black stripes divided by gilt wires and further inlaid with scrollwork. The ears, eyes, hooves, and the tips of the separately cast tails are gilt.
24 ½ in. (62.2 cm.) high
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Compare with the almost identical pair of cloisonné zebras sold at Sotheby's London, 9 November 2011, lot 402.
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