Lot 442. A Rare Chinese Brown-glazed Stoneware Figure of a Stag, Qing Dynasty, Late 18th - Early 19th Century; height 25 in.; 63.5 cm. Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's.
powerfully modeled seated foursquare on a rectangular base with head turned to the left and an alert gaze, the lips cold painted red, the coat simulated with a streaky brown glaze decorated with white spots, the later added antlers molded in resin and lacquered black.
Property of an Important Midwestern Collection.
Note: Compare a closely related pair formerly in the H. Gutmann Collection, Potsdam, exhibited at the Prussian Academy of Arts (Preußischen Akademie der Künste), Chinesischer Kunst, Berlin, January 12th-April 2nd, 1929, and illustrated in the catalogue, p. 294, cat. no. 784. The pair was sold in our London rooms, May 4th, 1932, lot 24, and later entered the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Leslie R. Samuels, and was subsequently sold in these rooms, October 2nd-3rd, 1981, lot 17 (sold privately pre-sale). .
Sotheby's. Important Americana: Silver, Chinese Export, and Prints, New York, 22 January 2021