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401: Jeff Koons, "Balloon Dog"
Red "Balloon Dog" porcelain object with reflecting and mirrored red glaze by American artist Jeff Koons (1955-). Three dimensional art piece measures 11 1/2" x 5." Label on verso has plate number (443/2300) (see photo)
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