A set of four small Chinese figures of hawks, third quarter 17th Century.

Each hawk is modelled in the white and depicted standing erect with head turned slightly to one side.

The heads were moulded separately and luted to the bodies, in order to create differing poses.

The glazes vary from creamy white to greyish within the set of four, 12cm.

They appear in the 1688 Burghley Inventory. In the ‘marble Salloon Rooms’ were ‘4 China ffaulcons on ye Like peddistalls.’


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