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Lot 1077: (2) Pair Chinese blanc de chine foo lions
03 November 2016
Boonton, NJ, USALive Auction
Description: 19th/20th c., larger: 7"h x 2.5"w x 3.75"d, smaller: 5.25"h x 2"w x 2.75"d (smaller)
Condition Report: Good/fair, significant restoration to both examples of the larger pair, smaller pair with losses and hairlines
Provenance: The Estate of Gilbert Ireland, NY - Gilbert Ireland served as the display director at Bergdorf Goodman for over 40 years, where his visual artistry led their iconic window designs. Ireland's exceptional aesthetic manifests in his collection of Asian decorative arts, garnered over several decades with partner Robert Galston. For more information, please visit http://www.nytimes.com/1984/11/19/nyregion/extras-at-the-opera-a-silent-but-dedicated-corps.html