Chinese collection

Item LL 6632

Accession no: LL 6632
Object type: Ceramic
Name: Figure of a dignified personage
Materials: Earthenware with overglazed enamel decoration
Place made: Jiangxi province, China
Date made: Ming Dynasty, C. 1500
Measurements: H. 28.9 cm

Description: Figure of a dignified personage in robes of state, seated in a high-backed chair; on a square plinth with moulded sides and cash ornament in relief in front. The robes are dark violet-blue turned up with turquoise and amber-yellow: the flesh parts in unglazed biscuit. The back of the chair is green. Base glazed to match.

R. L. Hobson, Chinese Porcelain and Wedgwood Pottery with Other Works of Ceramic Art, London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd., 1928, No. 7.