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Six Chinese Blanc de Chine Porcelain Figures
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Six Chinese Blanc de Chine Porcelain Figures
20th CENTURY
Comprising a pair of Chinese Export style elephant-form candlesticks, a figure of an elephant, a dragon, and two groups of a child playing a flute atop a water buffalo.
Heights 7, 5 ¼, 5 ½, 7 ½ and 10 ¼ inches.
Property from the Michael Hall Collection, Miami Beach, Florida
Note: By all accounts, Michael Hall, actor, collector and art dealer, was a memorable character who led a truly remarkable life. Michael delighted in being outrageous - frequently the life of the party, always with an entertaining repertory of anecdotes and jokes. Michael was also a very serious collector with an inquisitive nature, extremely passionate and opinionated concerning his chosen field of Renaissance and Baroque Works of Art, and was always willing to share his vast knowledge.Michael was mentored by Wilhelm Valentiner, a specialist in Italian Renaissance Art and then a consultant to what would become the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Through Valentiner, Hall was introduced to Sir John Pope-Hennessy and Sir Kenneth Clark, and formed friendships with a number of authorities including Rudolf Wittkower, H.W. Janson and Francis Watson. In 1963, Hall moved to New York, and with William Mills, opened a gallery at 6 East 79th Street. His clients grew to include among others, Charles and Jayne Wrightsman, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Art, Boston, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Detroit Institute of Art.In later years, Michael and his husband, Thomas divided time between their Florida, New York and Connecticut residences, but never stopped enjoying and collecting decorative arts. Those who knew Michael would agree his passion for collecting knew no bounds.
Condition
All three elephants and dragon in very good condition; smaller child: chip to foot; lacking bottom end of flute; larger child: lacking bottom end of flute.
Please contact palmbeachcr@hindmanauctions.com for a complete condition report.
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Six Chinese Blanc de Chine Porcelain Figures

Estimate $300 - $400
Apr 07, 2021
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Starting Price $150
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Sold for $175
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Est. $300 - $400Starting Price $150
Palm Beach Coll. Featuring Michael Hall Coll.
Apr 07, 2021 10:00 AM EDT
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Six Chinese Blanc de Chine Porcelain Figures
20th CENTURY
Comprising a pair of Chinese Export style elephant-form candlesticks, a figure of an elephant, a dragon, and two groups of a child playing a flute atop a water buffalo.
Heights 7, 5 ¼, 5 ½, 7 ½ and 10 ¼ inches.
Property from the Michael Hall Collection, Miami Beach, Florida
Note: By all accounts, Michael Hall, actor, collector and art dealer, was a memorable character who led a truly remarkable life. Michael delighted in being outrageous - frequently the life of the party, always with an entertaining repertory of anecdotes and jokes. Michael was also a very serious collector with an inquisitive nature, extremely passionate and opinionated concerning his chosen field of Renaissance and Baroque Works of Art, and was always willing to share his vast knowledge.Michael was mentored by Wilhelm Valentiner, a specialist in Italian Renaissance Art and then a consultant to what would become the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Through Valentiner, Hall was introduced to Sir John Pope-Hennessy and Sir Kenneth Clark, and formed friendships with a number of authorities including Rudolf Wittkower, H.W. Janson and Francis Watson. In 1963, Hall moved to New York, and with William Mills, opened a gallery at 6 East 79th Street. His clients grew to include among others, Charles and Jayne Wrightsman, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Art, Boston, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Detroit Institute of Art.In later years, Michael and his husband, Thomas divided time between their Florida, New York and Connecticut residences, but never stopped enjoying and collecting decorative arts. Those who knew Michael would agree his passion for collecting knew no bounds.
Condition
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All three elephants and dragon in very good condition; smaller child: chip to foot; lacking bottom end of flute; larger child: lacking bottom end of flute.<br>Please contact palmbeachcr@hindmanauctions.com for a complete condition report.

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