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Figure of a Chinese man

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Seated in a blue-lined white robe sprigged with patterned medallions, scrolls and flowers in the Kakiemon palette and tied with a light-brown rope.


November 9, 1987, anonymous sale, Sotheby & Co., Geneva, lot 16 [see note 1], to Edward M. Pflueger (b. 1905 - d. 1997) and Kiyi Powers Pflueger (b. 1915 - d. 2008), New York; 2006, bequest of Edward M. Pflueger and gift of Kiyi Powers Pflueger to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 26, 2006) NOTES: [1] Sold as St. Cloud figure.

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Kiyi and Edward M. Pflueger Collection. Bequest of Edward M. Pflueger and Gift of Kiyi Powers Pflueger

Figure of a Chinaman

French, about 1735

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Overall: 15 x 10.5 x 12.5 cm (5 7/8 x 4 1/8 x 4 15/16 in.)

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Soft-paste porcelain