A rare small pair of peacocks, early 19th century. Estimate $12,000 – $18,000. Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2015
Each with iron-red bodies, tails in green and wings in polychrome, standing on green rocks beside a branch of flowering prunus; 6 in. (15 cm.) high
Literature: op. cit., p. 234, no. 16.9.
Christie’s. MANDARIN & MENAGERIE: THE SOWELL COLLECTION AND CHINESE EXPORT ART FROM VARIOUS OWNERS, 26 January 2015, New York, Rockefeller Plaza