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Rare Chinese Glazed Biscuit Porcelain Phoenix in a Grotto

Kangxi period

Description

Meticulously modeled in fine detail, the phoenix standing in profile amidst flowers with a shaped rocky grotto forming the backdrop. 
Kangxi period, 1662-1722
Height: 4 ¼ inches  (10.8 cm)
A very similar example was in the historic collection of Augustus the Strong (Dresden) in the early 18th century; another was in the famed Ionides collection (England, mid-20th century).

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