A pair of chinese glazed porcelain turquoise pheonix or Ho-Ho bird figures. Early 20th century.
A finely modelled pair of birds, the feathers are rendered in excellent detail, giving a very dimensional and vibrant appearance. Impressed mark to base. The Ho ho bird comes from the mythical Japanese version of the Phoenix.
Condition: Fine, and a pair. No damage.
Dimensions: 20cm tall.
Provenance: Ex. private collection, Hampshire, UK.
The Ho ho bird comes from the mythical Japanese version of the Phoenix. Although most commonly referred to as the Ho ho, the mysterious creature, with a long beak and curving neck, flowing tail, claws and crest takes on many other names, including hoo, foo, ho-wo, hobo, howo, ho and sacred river.
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