Chinese collection

Item LL 6757
label on statue's base of item LL 6757
pair of figures - LL 6757 and LL 6770

Accession no: LL 6757
Object type: Ceramic
Name: Figure of a boy
Materials: Porcelain with overglaze enamel decoration in famille rose style
Place made: Jingdezhen, China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, Qianlong (1736-1795 AD)
Measurements: H. 103 cm, W. 27 cm

Description: Figure of a boy, standing on square base and elaborate plinth. Porcelain, painted in famille rose enamels with gilding. The boy has his hair done in two knobs in black. His arms and shoulders are bare. He wears a yellow tunic, brocaded with flowers and fruit in colour, and pink trousers with shou (longevity) medallions in pale blue, and red shoes edged with black. The base is pale blue, diapered with pink quatrefoil pattern and blue flowers, with brocade patterns on the sides. The plinths are of a rectangular box form, with the sides pierced with cash medallions and over-hung with pointed drapery designs. They are painted with floral sprays on the sides, and rich brocade patterns in blue and yellow grounds, with stork medallions and flowers on the drapery. Brocaded borders of red and yellow, etc. On the backs are red designs with flowering peony and chrysanthemum scrolls.

R. L. Hobson, Chinese Porcelain and Wedgwood Pottery with Other Works of Ceramic Art, London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd., 1928, No. 545.