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A RARE CHINESE EXPORT OX-HEAD TUREEN AND COVER, QING DYNASTY, QIANLONG PERIOD
Estimate
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LOT SOLD. 93,750 USD
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A RARE CHINESE EXPORT OX-HEAD TUREEN AND COVER, QING DYNASTY, QIANLONG PERIOD
Estimate
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LOT SOLD. 93,750 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

A Collecting Legacy: Property from the Collection of Nelson & Happy Rockefeller

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A RARE CHINESE EXPORT OX-HEAD TUREEN AND COVER, QING DYNASTY, QIANLONG PERIOD
modeled in two sections, the cover with two curving horns and ears with large eyes and open nostrils, the tureen forming the lower jaw with rounded teeth in front and tongue in the center, all decorated with flower sprays
length 12 5/8 in.; 32.1 cm
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Provenance

Collection of H. H. the Prince de Ligne
Sotheby's London, May 28, 1968, lot 226
Helen Glatz, London
Dinastia auction, April 17, 1969, purchased by Mrs. Mary Espirito Santo Silva (according to Rockefeller Archives Center record card) 

Catalogue Note

Compare almost identical examples sold in these rooms, October 16, 1969, lot 100 (complete with stand), another on November 14, 1978, lot 213, incorrectly described as the present example, and Christie's London, March 19, 1979, lot 75. An example of the same form, but more elaborately decorated with a circular panel reserved on the forehead painted with European figures, is illustrated in Michel Beurdeley, Porcelain of the East India Companies, London, 1962, pl. I. That example from the Espirito Santo Collection, and later sold in our Monaco rooms, June 23, 1986, lot 1107.

A Collecting Legacy: Property from the Collection of Nelson & Happy Rockefeller

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New York