A Rare Pair Of Chinese Export Porcelain ‘Rouge-De-Fer’ Models Of Seated ‘Spotted’ Hounds, Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Period

A Rare Pair Of Chinese Export Porcelain ‘Rouge-De-Fer’ Models Of Seated ‘Spotted’ Hounds, Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Period

c. 1750 China

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Facing left and right, each individually modelled with iron-red fur and blackened spots, wearing gilt-bells suspended from yellow enamel collars
Minor restoration to extremities, legs restored
A private American collection
For a similar pair of dogs, see Mandarin and Menagerie, Chinese and Japanese Export Ceramic Figures, Vol. I. The James E. Sowell Collection, Cohen & Cohen, Reigate, 2008, cat no. 11.3, page 163, where the authors recount ‘This is the earliest model of these mid-eighteenth century hounds, the slightly elongated body and prominent ribs echoing the style of the earlier Kangxi examples.’
Dimensions
Height 15.00 cm (5.91 inches)
Width 13.00 cm (5.12 inches)
Stock Code
1539
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