16 September 2015
A SMALL PAIR OF EXPORT FAMILLE ROSE COCKERELS
QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795)
The cockerels are modeled in mirror image perched on blue and green-splashed rockwork, their breasts in iron-red and their combs and wattles in pink shading to ruby, while their plumage is colorfully enameled and highlighted in gilt.
6 in. (15.5 cm.) high
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. 227.
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