London, South Kensington
28 June 2007
A pair of Chinese white glazed geese, 19th/20th Century
the standing birds with orange toned iron-red webbed feet, bills and beaks, each with folded wings and finely incised plumage, the first modelled with its long slender neck and head held high and turned slightly to the left with the beak slightly open, the second with its head turned back -- max. 15 1/16in. (38.2cm.) high. (2)
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