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One of a pair of Chinese Boys wearing a cabbage leaf hat

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One of a pair of Chinese boys. Each of the Chinese boys is modeled as if marching or dancing, with one knee raised and the opposite arm extended. Each stands on a nearly rectangular base, which simulates rockwork and is encrusted with applied flowers. Both wear, over their black hair, leaf...

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(1) on back edge of base, in underglaze blue: crossed swords

Credit Line

Gift of Rita and Frits Markus

Chinese Boy

German, About 1750–55

Object Place



21.4 x 8.9 cm (8 7/16 x 3 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain with colored enamel and gilded decoration




Ceramics, Porcelain