March 28, 2020 09:00 AM EDT Asheville, North Carolina


Chinese Export Porcelain Cat Nightlight

possibly Qing dynasty, black and white decorated cat, with hatch mark fur markings and black patches, defined teeth and tongue, in recumbent position with tail curled around haunches, openings to mouth, eyes, ears, and back, mounted on gilt bronze rocaille base, possibly Louis XV period, each 5-1/2 in.

Provenance:Private Collection, Charlotte, North Carolina


attached to bronze base, breaks, repairs, and retouch to ears, repaired crack following curvature of tail and back hind leg, some losses to teeth and tongue, other scattered chips, hairlines, and abrasions consistent with age and use; gilt bronze bases with minor losses to gilt, some patination, casting flaws, minor abrasions

Estimate: $800 - $1,200
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