REF No. 6678
Large Chinese porcelain figure of a sage or court official
Jiaqing period circa 1820
Height: 19 inches; 49cm
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!