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    Sale 2261

    The Hodroff Collection, Part III

    21 January 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 259

    A FAMILLE ROSE FIGURE OF A FOREIGN WARRIOR

    QIANLONG PERIOD

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A FAMILLE ROSE FIGURE OF A FOREIGN WARRIOR
    QIANLONG PERIOD
    The curly bearded figure modeled standing with one arm raised, his brow furrowed, wearing a wide brimmed hat and pink earrings, the robe over his armor with the Chinese character for 'bravery', on a shaped oval base
    10 in. (25.3 cm.) high


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    This figure most likely represents an Indonesian or Western Asiatic person-- both were present in China in Ming and Qing times. The curly beard and expression are similar to figural famille verte candlesticks such as the pair sold Christie's, London, 21 April 2005, lot 20.