16 September 2015
A PAIR OF SMALL EXPORT CRANES
QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795)
The birds sit in mirror image perched on carved brown tree-trunk bases, each with one claw raised grasping an outcropping of sacred fungi
7 ½ in. (9 cm.) high
Christie's New York, 26 January 2006, lot 159.
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. 251.
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