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photographer E-Yaji.
The Marakovic Collection  
Figure: (I.74) 
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I.74

I.74
Palace Parrot

Famille rose enamels on translucent glass; with a flat lip and flat foot; painted with a continuous garden scene with a mature pine and another mature tree, possibly intended as a cypress, bamboo, asters, begonias (qiuhaitang 秋海棠), and roses, with a probable long-tailed paradise flycatcher (shoudai niao 綬帶鳥) perched in the branches of the pine, two golden pheasants, male and female, on the ground, and what looks like a parrot in flight, the neck with a band of feathery, formalized floral scrolling above a shoulder mantel of formalized lingzhi; the foot inscribed in regular script Qianlong nian zhi 乾隆年製 (‘Made in the Qianlong era’)
Palace workshops, Beijing, 1780–1799
Height: 5.53 cm
Mouth/lip: 0.80/1.78 cm
Stopper: mother-of-pearl; glass collar

Provenance:
Ko Collection
Hugh M. Moss Ltd
S. G. Harris and R. G. H. Binney
Robert Hall
Monimar Collection
Clare Chu, Los Angeles, October 2003

Published:
Journal of the International Chinese Snuff Bottle Society, Summer 1994, back cover
Clare Lawrence, Miniature Masterpieces from the Middle Kingdom: The Monimar Collection of Chinese Snuff Bottles (London: Zhenliu xuan, 1996), no. 3

 

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