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On View Louise du Pont Crowninshield Gallery, level 1

Object description

  • Chinese artist
  • Figure of a boy, about 1735
  • Porcelain
  • Jingdezhen, China
  • H: 26 3/8 in (H: 67.0 cm)
  • Gift in honor of William R. Sargent, 2008
  • AE86588

DESCRIPTION

Large Chinese export porcelain figure of a boy with cheerful face and mouth open to reveal the top row of teeth and the tongue. Hair is partly shaved and gathered together at the top into two topknots, one hand raised and the other holding a vase. The figure wears a yellow sleeveless jacket decorated with a phoenix roundel, clouds and flowers; iron-red trousers and red and yellow shoes with upturned toes. The figure rests on a wooden stand painted to imitate biscuit porcelain. Further Remarks: A pair of figures of boys, one of which is almost identical to this example, but decorated in green palette enamels and dated to the Kangxi period are in the collections of the Schollsmuseum, Gotha, Germany.