A Pair of Chinese Export Porcelain Models of Cockerels, Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Period
A Pair of Chinese Export Porcelain Models of Cockerels, Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Period
A Pair of Chinese Export Porcelain Models of Cockerels, Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Period
A Pair of Chinese Export Porcelain Models of Cockerels, Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Period
A Pair of Chinese Export Porcelain Models of Cockerels, Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Period

A Pair of Chinese Export Porcelain Models of Cockerels, Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Period

1736 to 1795 China

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Each modelled standing on pierced rocky bases, their plumage richly coloured in famille-rose enamels, their combs cold painted in red.
The J.E. Sowell Collection
Other similar pairs may be found in the Gubbay Collection, Clandon Park, Surrey. Also in The Copeland Collection, Chinese and Japanese Ceramic Figures, The Peabody Museum of Salem, 1991, p.144. pl.66.
Mandarin and Menagerie, Chinese and Japanese Export Ceramic Figures, Vol. I. Cohen & Cohen, Reigate, 2008, page. 228. Cat. No. 16.4.

The figure may represent the red jungle fowl (Gallus Gallus) of southern China, which in appearance is much like a domestic gamecock and nearly as colourful as the enamelled porcelain representation’. De Schaunensee 1984, The Birds of China, Washington D.C., 1984.
Dimensions
Height 30.50 cm (12.01 inches)
Stock Code
1542
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