24 janvier 2010

Chinese export animals from the Private Collection of Elinor Gordon @ Sotheby's New York

A very rare Chinese export figure of a reclining stag. Second half 18th century. photo Sotheby's its coat thickly enamelled in yellow, the white enamelled spots with an incised whorl pattern, its head fitted with detachable antlers. length 8 in., 20.3 cm. Estimate 15,000—25,000 USD. Lot Sold 62,500 USD NOTE: This exact model of reclining deer is apparently unrecorded. A figure of a reclining deer with white spotted brown coat in the Copeland Collection at the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts is illustrated and... [Lire la suite]