A rare Chinese export porcelain tureen in the form of a goose
Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Period, circa 1760s

Naturalistically modeled, with incised feathers and finely hand painted with polychrome and luster enamels; unmarked.

H: 12 3/4, W: 13 3/4, D: 9 1/2 in. (approx.)

Provenance: Fred B. Nadler, New York, 1988.
Property from a Private Collection, Main Line, Philadelphia.

Sold for $62,500
Estimated at $60,000 - $80,000


 

Naturalistically modeled, with incised feathers and finely hand painted with polychrome and luster enamels; unmarked.

H: 12 3/4, W: 13 3/4, D: 9 1/2 in. (approx.)

Provenance: Fred B. Nadler, New York, 1988.
Property from a Private Collection, Main Line, Philadelphia.

For nearly identical examples of this rare form and size, see Christie's New York, January 23, 2002, lot 125, and Bourgeault-Horan Antiquarians, Portsmouth, August 16, 2009, lot 820. Other known examples of this model are illustrated in Michel Beurdeley, Porcelain of the East India Companies (London: Barrie and Rockliff, 1962), plate 102; and David Howard and John Ayers, China for the West, Vol. II (London & New York: Sotheby Parke Bernet Publications, 1978), page 591, which was later sold Sotheby's New York, October 19, 2000, lot 377.

Images *

Drag and drop .jpg images here to upload, or click here to select images.