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Pair Chinese blanc-de-chine porcelain pigeons. 19th century.

Pair Chinese blanc-de-chine porcelain pigeons. 19th century.


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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Ceramics: Chinese Export: Pre 1900: Item # 1391023

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A pair of very detailed molded porcelain figures of standing pigeons. The glaze is slightly blue/green. On close examination it is clear that though they were made from the same mold, the details of the lines in the feathers, breasts and the bases were done by hand. A slight tint of orange shows through thin spots in the glaze on the bases. They are an identical pair rather than an opposing pair. Height 6 7/8 Inches (17.5 cm), length 6 5/8 inches (17 cm), width 3 inches (7.5 cm).

Condition: generally good with no repairs or serious cracks. There are minor chips on the tails of both and one has a chip to the pointed beak. A fair number of firing flaws and inclusions in the glaze are present.

Good details and the excellent color make these attractive birds. SOLD