16 September 2015,
Price realised USD 3,500
USD 3,000 - USD 5,000
AN EXPORT FAMILLE ROSE TWIN DUCKS AND LOTUS GROUP
The ducks are seated side-by-side on a lotus leaf, one preening its back. A small flower sits between the ducks and a smaller lotus leaf in front of them forms a small bowl.
6 in. (15 cm.) long
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The James E. Sowell Collection, Dallas, Texas.
Michael Cohen and William Motley, Mandarin and Menagerie: Chinese and Japanese Export Ceramic Figures, Reigate, 2008, p. 266, no. 18.6.
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