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A RARE CHINESE EXPORT CRAB-FORM TUREEN AND COVER, QING DYNASTY, QIANLONG PERIOD
Estimate
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LOT SOLD. 375,000 USD
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A RARE CHINESE EXPORT CRAB-FORM TUREEN AND COVER, QING DYNASTY, QIANLONG PERIOD
Estimate
100,000200,000
LOT SOLD. 375,000 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 CRAB-FORM TUREEN AND COVER, QING DYNASTY, QIANLONG PERIOD
delicately and realistically modeled crouching with one claw raised towards its mouth with four legs on each side of the body, the cover modeled as the carapace with protuberant and freely moving eyes and surmounted by a shell-form knop, all supported and fixed on a lotus shaped stand incised with veins and with rolled edges painted with flower sprays and floral roundels
width 8 3/4 in.; 22.2 cm
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Provenance

G. Duff Collection, Lisbon
Christie's London, March 2, 1976, lot 344

Exhibited

Michel Beurdeley, Porcelain of the East India Companies, London, 1962, fig. 22.
Anthony du Boulay, Christie's Pictoral History of Chinese Ceramics, Oxford, 1984, p. 303, fig. 3. 

Catalogue Note

This rare crab tureen is one of only four published examples. One, currently is in the collection of the Peabody Essex Museum, and published in William R. Sargent, Treasures of Chinese Export Ceramics from the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA, 2012, cat. no. 256, acquired from S. Marchant & Son, London, in February 17, 1997. The second is currently in the RA collection and was previously in the Robert and Melanie Gill collection, and published in Maria Antónia Pinto de Matos, The RA collection of Chinese Ceramics: A Collector's Vision, London, 2011, vol. II, cat. no. 252, and was sold at our Monaco rooms, February 29, 1992, lot 535. The third example was previously in the Russel B. Aitken Collection at Camp Soleil, and sold at Christie's New York, January 20-21, 2004, lot 327. 

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

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New York