Description & Technical information

European Market

A rare pair of Chinese export porcelain figure groups of riders carrying vases, seated on Buddhistic Lions, all brightly enamelled in famille rose.

These are extremely rare figures, very well modelled and with lively colouring. The riders are not Chinese but also not European, more likely from one of the many nations along the Silk Road that traded with China.

References: Sargent 2012, No 105, a figure of a western man on a similar lion, Jingdezhen white glazed porcelain; Sargent 1991, p237, No 118, a rider on a blue lion.

Date:  Qianlong period circa 1760
Period:  1750-1850, 18th century
Origin:  China
Medium: porcelain
Dimensions: 27 cm (10⁵/₈ inches)
Categories: Oriental and Asian Art