20 March 2001
Property Formerly in the Collection of William and Bernadette Berger
A Pair of Cloisonné Enamel Quail-Form Incense Burners
Each plump bird shown standing with head turned to the side while grasping a branch in its beak, with a circular aperture in the back into which fits a collar attached to the underside of the separately made wings which form the cover
53/8in. (17.7cm.) high (2)
Christie's, New York, 20 March 1997, lot 307.
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A similar enamel quail is illustrated by C. Brown, Chinese Cloisonné in the Clague Collection, Phoenix Art Museum, 1980, no. 132, no. 61.
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