SEVEN CHINESE SANCAI-GLAZED 'SQUIRREL AND GRAPE' WATER DROPPERS, QING DYNASTY, 18TH / 19TH CENTURY
each molded with the squirrel laying with legs tucked and an oval aperture cut into its back, a section of grape vine sprouting a large leaf and three fruits applied to the proper left side of the squirrel, the various elements glazed aubergine, yellow, and green. Together with a small aubergine and turquoise glazed peach-form box and cover and two stands. 11 pieces.
length of longest 3 1/4 in.; 8.3 cm
Two pairs of water droppers:
Christie's, October 23, 1972 (according to Nelson A. Rockefeller Archive records)
One pair of water droppers:
Antique Porcelain Co., London, 1973