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    Sale 5336

    Chinese Art

    7 November 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 339

    AN EXPORT PAINTED CLAY FIGURE WORKING AT A DESK, EARLY 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    AN EXPORT PAINTED CLAY FIGURE WORKING AT A DESK, EARLY 19TH CENTURY
    the Chinese man with long braided hair, seated at a stool before a wood table, a miniature writing set and paper before him, all resting upon a square wood base -- 6¼in. (16cm.) high.


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    A Similar quality of clay figures in the form of tea workers can be found in 'The China Trade', Carl Crossman, 1991, p320, colourplate 113, from the Collection of the Peabody Museum of Salem.

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