AN EXTREMELY RARE AND IMPORTANT CHINESE EXPORT ARMORIAL GOOSE-FORM TUREEN AND COVER FOR THE SPANISH MARKET, QING DYNASTY, QIANLONG PERIOD, CIRCA 1775
naturalistically and boldly modeled in two sections, the raised head supported by a long curving neck, the body finely enameled with sepia plumage, the folded wings molded with overlapping feathers in green, iron-red, rose, and crimson, with details picked out in gilt, the webbed feet tucked under the body, the arms of José de Gálvez y Gallardo painted on the chest within a circular reserve
height 15 in.; 38.1 cm
Collection of Mme Espirito Santo, Lisbon
Heirloom & Howard, February 1976
Ricardo Espirito Santo Silva, J. A. Lloyd Hyde and Eduardo Malta, Chinese Porcelain for the European Market, Lisbon, 1956, pl. VII and on dust-jacket.
Michel Beurdeley, Porcelain of the East India Companies, London, 1962, pl. XVII.
Mary Salgado Lobo Antunes, Porcelanas da China - Chinese Porcelain, Colecção Ricardo do Espírito Santo Silva, Lisbon, 2000, p.68