A famille rose hawk, 18th century. Estimate $15,000 – $25,000. Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2015
The bird perched on shaded blue rockwork base, its plumage in shades of brown and gray; 10 1/3 in. (26 cm.) high
The James E. Sowell Collection
Literature: op. cit., p. 270, no. 19.2
Notes: A pair probably from the same molds but with yellow eyebrows is illustrated in William R. Sargent, The Copeland Collection, Peabody Museum of Salem, 1991, p. 170, no. 79.
Christie’s. MANDARIN & MENAGERIE: THE SOWELL COLLECTION AND CHINESE EXPORT ART FROM VARIOUS OWNERS, 26 January 2015, New York, Rockefeller Plaza