REF No. 6721 GG
GG: Pair of Chinese porcelain famille rose figures of riders on Buddhist lions
Qianlong period circa 1760
Height: 10¾ inches; 27cm
from the Golden Gate Collection
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.