16 September 2015
A PAIR OF EXPORT SANCAI-GLAZED ELEPHANT CANDLEHOLDERS
EARLY 19TH CENTURY
Each animal is standing foursquare with its wrinkled head turned. Its back is surmounted by a saddle, blanket and candleholder in the form of a vase.
8 in. (20.3 cm.) long
With Cohen & Cohen, London.
The James E. Sowell Collection, Dallas, Texas.
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Michael Cohen and William Motley, Mandarin and Menagerie: Chinese and Japanese Export Ceramic Figures, Reigate, 2008, p. 194.
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