Chinese collection

Item LL 6681

Accession no: LL 6681
Object type: Ceramic
Name: Figure of Dong Fangsuo
Materials: Porcelain with overglaze enamel decoration in famille verte style
Place made: Jingdezhen, China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, Kangxi (1662-1722 AD)
Measurements: H. 15.2 cm

Description: Figure of Dong Fangsuo, seated, holding a peach in his left hand. Porcelain, enamelled on the biscuit. The robe is green, brocade with stork and cloud designs in yellow and aubergine. The hair is black. Hexagonal plinth with lozenge diaper on three sides.

Dong Fangsuo was a very witty man during the Han Dynasty.

R. L. Hobson, Chinese Porcelain and Wedgwood Pottery with Other Works of Ceramic Art, London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd., 1928, No. 337.