Description & Technical information

Jiaqing period
Chinese Market

A Chinese porcelain figures of a standing sage or official, decorated in famille rose enamels with detailed robes and bright colours, the head with an elaborate hat, the hands separate and fitting into apertures in the wrists.

This relatively late figure is of exceptional quality and fine decoration. It has holes in the hat where extra decoration could be attached in other media such as precious metals and jade. It also has holes in the chin and upper lip where real hair could be attached to give a more realistic beard!

Date:  1820
Period:  1750-1850, 19th century
Origin:  China
Medium: porcelain
Dimensions: 49 cm (19¹/₄ inches)
Categories: Oriental and Asian Art