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Cast in the style of the 18th century Jesuit Giuseppe Castiglione's hound from his court paintings dedicated to Qianlong Emperor, the hunting dog is shown walking with its posture held upright and body accentuated with muscles, its head turned sharply to the right with round alert eyes staring out in distance and a prominently pronounced snout, all beneath floppy ears, its tail curled, the neck wearing a collar, the underside cast with a square four character Qianlong mark. Qing Dynasty Qianlong period.

Height: 22 in (55.9 cm) Length: 30 4/5 in (78.2 cm) Width: 10 4/5 in (27.4 cm)

Reference: Giuseppe Castiglione’s Ten Fine Hound, color and ink on silk, in the collection of Palace Museum, Taipei Provenance: Property from a private collection, Virginia

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A LARGE GILT BRONZE FIGURE OF HOUND WITH MARK

Estimate $60,000 - $80,000Jun 22