A cloisonné enamel figure of a magpie Qing Dynasty
Sold for £5,250 (US$ 8,597) inc. premium
Chinese & other Asian Works of Art
27 Feb 2013 10:30 GMT
A cloisonné enamel figure of a magpie
The long-tailed bird designed with open wings, perched on a fitted, hardwood stand carved as a rocky complex.
27cm (10 5/8in) long
Cf. a similar figure of a magpie, said to be 17th century, illustrated in 'Chinese Art' by R.Soame Jenyns and William Watson, page 138 [plate 97].
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