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A Pair of Antique Chinese Qing Yellow Glazed Pottery Hens / Cockerels

A Pair of Antique Chinese Qing Yellow Glazed Pottery Hens / Cockerels

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These Rare and Beautiful Chinese Qing pottery figures of two cockerels / Chickens dating from the 19th century. The heavily potted figures are very finely detailed and portrays the cockerels standing raised on a stylised grass mound with good detail to the clawed feet, feathers and head with crop. These figures have great character the cockerels are painted in yellow with green and a brown glazed base and with a brown crop and white eyes. The figures are not marked.

Condition : one cockerel figurine in in perfect condition, the other figurine has had restoration to the crown on the cockerels head ( SEE LAST PHOTO )

Height : 19cm

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Antique Chinese Porcelain Figurines 

The rooster stands for pride, hope, a new day, and even resurrection. For the Chinese, rooster symbolism is linked to good luck, wealth, and fortune. The Japanese believe the rooster symbol to be a signal for prayer. In Buddhism, the rooster symbolizes non-material desires and is one of the three animals (along with a pig and a snake), which accompanies man in the circle of birth and death. A living rooster or his image is used in funeral processions as a force to drive away evil spirits.
Susancai ("soft three color glaze") glazes are generally applied directly on biscuit fired (unglazed) porcelain. The style appeared during the end of the Ming dynasty and was at its most popular during the Kangxi reign. It is still produced and used today in South East Asia. The decoration is similar to the Tang dynasty (618-907) sancai ('three colors') decoration made by copper, iron and cobalt oxide colored lead glazes applied on earthenware. Susancai usually doesn't contain the amber color shown in the Tang sancai glaze

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