Hong Kong, HKCEC Grand Hall
3 June 2015
A MAGNIFICENT PAIR OF BRONZE AND CLOISONNE ENAMEL ROOSTERS
QING DYNASTY, 19TH CENTURY
Each bird is naturalistically modelled with its head held proudly upwards and its beak open, its body decorated with stylised phoenix. They are standing upon a base of rocks, decorated to the top with pine trees below a red sun with the character ri to the centre.
38 5/8 in. (98 cm.) high
Collection Yves Saint Laurent et Pierre Berge, Christie's Paris, 23-25 February 2009, lot 674
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The rooster represents courage and faithfulness and is one of the twelve Chinese animals of the zodiacs.
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