A CHINESE EXPORT SMALL DUCK-FORM BOX AND COVER, QING DYNASTY, QIANLONG PERIOD, 1760-75
naturalistically molded, the feathers outlined in black enamel on a puce ground, the beak and feet yellow
length 5 1/4 in.; 13.3 cm
Tiny chip to cover at base of tail, otherwise in good condition.
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Collection of Rafi and Mildred Mottahedeh
Sotheby's New York, January 30, 1985, lot 338
Henry Moog, Atlanta
David Howard and John Ayers, China for the West, Vol. II, London, 1978, cat. no. 616 (one of a pair)