London, South Kensington
12 August 2008
A PAIR OF 'EGG AND SPINACH' GLAZED DUCKS
Modelled standing on rockwork, the incised aubergine glazed bodies with yellow and green plumage
7½in. (9 cm.) high (2)
The Property of a Lady, given to the present owner in 1949 as a wedding present from Princess Alice of Athlone.
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A similar famille verte model found in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, illustrated in the Transactions of the Oriental Ceramics Society, 1963-64, vol 35, pl.153.
No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.This lot will be removed to an off-site warehouse at the close of business on the day of sale - 2 weeks free storage
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