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Lot 1070: (2) Chinese blanc de chine figures
November 3, 2016
Boonton, NJ, USALive Auction
Description: 19th/20th c., warrior and an immortal, unmarked, larger: 13"h x 6.5"w x 4.5"d (samurai), 12"h x 4.5"w x 3.25"d
Condition Report: Good/fair, restoration to hand of immortal, interior and exterior cracks/hairlines to warrior, minor flakes
Provenance: The Estate of Gilbert Ireland, NY; Millicent A. Rogers Collection (Samurai) - 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