Pair of Chinese famille verte biscuit porcelain standing parrots, each perched on yellow glazed pierced rockwork, their detailed, moulded bodies stippled at the breast with overlapping feathers and long tail feathers and covered in a rich apple-green glaze, the eyes inset with black enamel, the beak and detailed claws left in the biscuit.
7 inches, 17.9 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 label.
- Four similar pairs are illustrated in the Collection M.F. Allard and sold by Galerie Georges Petit, 1st April 1925, no. 295, three pairs are illustrated in the cabinet pictures, no. 295, pl. 11.
One with base crack and chip restored and back claw re-touched; one excellent.