A Rare and Intricate Chinese Biscuit Porcelain Model of a Dragon Boat, Signed Chen Guozhi, mid 19th Century
9 1/4 x 10 1/2 x 5 in, 23.5 x 26.7 x 12.7 cm
Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000 CAD
Sold for: $10,625
Brought to Canada from China during the 1950s by a Private Collection, Vancouver
With a large dragon head containing an open mouth and sharp teeth, moveable eyes and bushy whiskers, the body with detailed scales terminating in a raised tail with protruding spines, the boat featuring numerous immortals with characteristic attributes surrounding a three tiered pavilion supported by dragon columns, the sides with twelve young boys holding oars, the base with mark of Chen Guozhi within a double square. Wood handled storage box and custom display case.
Please note: This item is fragile. Heffel recommends local pickup for this work. We will not be able to insure the shipment of this work in transit.
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