Chinese biscuit porcelain turquoise and aubergine glazed water-dropper in the form of a Mandarin duck beside a large lotus leaf with the veins in relief, the dropper in the form of a stalk, the duck with carved wings and tail feathers.
3 ⅝ inches, 9.3 cm long; 2 ⅜ inches, 6.1 cm high.
Provenance & Additional Information
- From an important French private collection formed between 1924 and 1941.
- Purchased from Pierre Saqué, 12 Avenue George V, Paris, 3rd April 1929, with Dupuy & Saqué label.
- A similar example was sold by Sotheby’s Olympia in their auction of Chinese Works of Art, 21st June 2002, lot 264, 21; a similar pair from the collection of Baron Fould-Springer was sold by Christie’s Paris in their auction of Succession du Baron Fould-Springer et Objects d’Art provenant de la Succession de Cecile de Rothschild, 11th March 2003, lot 90, 52; a pair of similar water pots of this model but heightened with green and yellow together with turquoise and aubergine, was sold by Sotheby’s Monaco in their auction of Belle Collection de Porcelaine de Chine et Objets d’Art Chinois, 18th June 1988, lot 1381, pp. 28/9.
Crack in cup.