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A very rare carved biscuit model of a duck, Daoguang-Xianfeng period (1821-1861)

A very rare carved biscuit model of a duck, Daoguang-Xianfeng period (1821-1861) 

Lot 2372. A very rare carved biscuit model of a duck, Daoguang-Xianfeng period (1821-1861); 1¾ in. (4.2 cm.) long. Estimate HKD 40,000 - HKD 60,000Price realised HKD 112,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2012

The unglazed duck is delicately carved with its head turning to the left, and its beak touching the left webbed foot. The plumage is finely detailed and the eyes are picked out in black, box. 

Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 28 November 2012

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