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A pair of Louis XV style gilt-bronze mounted Chinese turquoise porcelain deers, the porcelain Kangxi period (1662-1722), the mounts late 19th century

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Estimate:

20,000 - 30,000 GBP

A pair of Louis XV style gilt-bronze mounted Chinese turquoise porcelain deers, the porcelain Kangxi period (1662-1722), the mounts late 19th century

A pair of Louis XV style gilt-bronze mounted Chinese turquoise porcelain deers, the porcelain Kangxi period (1662-1722), the mounts late 19th century

Estimate:

20,000 - 30,000 GBP

A pair of Louis XV style gilt-bronze mounted Chinese turquoise porcelain deers, the porcelain Kangxi period (1662-1722), the mounts late 19th century


deers overall 19.5cm. high, 24cm. wide, 15cm. deep; 7⅝in., 9⅜in., 5⅞in.

deers only 16.5cm. high, 20.5cm. wide, 15cm. deep; 6½in., 8in., 5⅞in.

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This charming pair of porcelain deers embody the fashion to ornate Chinese porcelain with luxurious gilt-bronze mounts. Appreciated for their exoticism, the porcelain wares arrived in France from the East and were mounted according to French tastes, which were promoted at the time by the Parisian marchands-mercier. The elegant and harmonious mounts from the late 19th century were specifically designed by a bronzier whose creation does not overshadow the glazed porcelain deers, but rather compliments them. A pair of similar recumbent deers, however without horns were sold at Sotheby's, London, European Taste, 25 October 2016, lot 43.