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Large Chinese export porcelain pair of roosters standing on a brown rock, Qianlong.
Stock Number: 7.7142
Large Chinese export porcelain pair of roosters standing on a brown rock, the bodies enamelled white with feathers incised and the wings naturalistically decorated in opaque enamels from the famille rose (fencai) palette, c. 1750, early Qianlong reign, Qing dynasty, h. 30 cm, 11¾ in. 7.7142
• International Exhibition of Chinese Art, Royal Academy of Arts, London 1935/36, fig. 1863 for a single one dated Yongzheng;
• A Tale of Three Cities: Canton, Shanghai & Hong Kong, by D.S. Howard, 1997 London, p. 140, cat. 179 for another pair;
• Christie’s Pictorial History of Chinese Ceramics, by A. du Boulay, p. 300 for a pair decorated in enamels;
• Ancient Chinese Trade Porcelain from The British Museum, London, by R. Krahl and J. Harrison, Taipei1994, pp. 200/201 for similar figures with different decoration;
• Chinese Ceramics in Private Collections, by R.L. Hobson, B. Rackham & W. King, London 1931, p. 152, fig. 270 for a single similar rooster from the W.J. Holt Collection;
• Chinese Pottery and Porcelain, by R.L. Hobson, New York and London 1915, plate 112, fig. 3 for a single rooster at the British Museum;
• Chinese and Japanese Works of Art in the Collection of Her Majesty the Queen, by J. Ayers, 2016 London, vol. 1, pp. 318/319 for a similar model with different decoration dated 1740/60.