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Figure of a Seated Chinaman

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Holding a brocaded ball, in buff cap, with iron-red top knot, flowing gray hair, moustache and beard, his pink-lined cloak with puce collar and trellis pattern enclosing violas and gilt border with white apron, blue trousers and iron-red shoes.

Marks

Blue fleur-de-lys mark.

Provenance

Anonymous. October 11, 1976, sale, Christie's, London, lot 37. Kiyi and Edward M. Pflueger, New York.

Credit Line

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

Spanish, about 1763

Dimensions

Height: 25.4 cm (10 in.)

Accession Number

2006.970

Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics