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The Emperor of China

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Possibly modeled by Josse-Francois-Joseph Le Riche, after a watercolor portrait of the emperor by Giuseppe Panzi, an Italian Jesuit at the court of Qianlong. Figure with small beard and moustache wears a fur hat and long robe with fur collarcoat, stands on a square base, incised LR. (There is no...

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Marks

incised BO and 17 on base

Provenance

Sold, November 28, 1967, Wilfred A. Sainsbury , Sotheby & Co., London, lot 70; 1967, purchased by Antique Porcelain Company, New York. Kiyi and Edward M. Pflueger; 2003; Bequest of Edward M. Pflueger and Gift of Kiyi Powers Pflueger, and John H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund. [Accession Date: March 26, 2003]

Credit Line

Kiyi and Edward M. Pflueger Collection. Bequest of Edward M. Pflueger and Gift of Kiyi Powers Pflueger, and John H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund

French, about 1775

Place of Manufacture

France

Dimensions

Height: 40.6 cm (16 in.)

Accession Number

2003.119

Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Porcelain