20 March 2001
A Pair of Cloisonné Enamel Quail-Form Incense Burners
Each plump bird shown standing with head turned to the side while grasping a branch in its beak, with a circular aperture in the back into which fits a collar attached to the underside of the separately made wings which form the cover
53/8in. (17.7cm.) high (2)
Christie's, New York, 20 March 1997, lot 307.
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A similar enamel quail is illustrated by C. Brown, Chinese Cloisonné in the Clague Collection, Phoenix Art Museum, 1980, no. 132, no. 61.
Property Formerly in the Collection of William and Bernadette Berger
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