China, Qing Dynasty, Jiaqing reign (1796-1820)
Heights: 11 ½ inches; 12 inches (29.2 cm.; 30.5 cm.)
Length: 6 inches (15.2 cm.)
Width: 6 ¼ inches (15.9 cm.)
Pair of perched birds with beaks slightly open, having a brown glaze throughout with painted elements highlighting feathers, raised atop pierce carved rockwork bases, further raised atop gilt bronze bases with auricular decorations.