A pair of Chinese export porcelain horses

Qianlong period, 18 century, Qing dynasty, China
清乾隆, 18世紀, 中國

Length: 23 cm, Height: 18 cm
長: 23 釐米, 高:18 釐米

The two recumbent horses look to left and right respectively forming a true pair. Each is modelled with wide open eyes the pupils enamelled in glossy black, erect ears, open nostrils, broad upward sloping mouth revealing teeth, and a thick centre parted mane. Each is similarly decorated with fine hair work brush strokes in under glaze grisaille, and patches of iron red and white.

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‘Mandarin and Menagerie- Chinese and Japanese Export Ceramic Figures, Volume I: The James E. Sowell Collection’, Cohen & Cohen 2008, Pl.12.4, p.182-183. A pair of export porcelain recumbent cows modelled with naturalistically painted hair.

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