2 May 2006
A Dutch Delft polychrome chinoiserie figure of a mandarin
Modelled as a standing slender bearded gentleman bowing his head, wearing a flowered garment, with yellow seams, a manganese hat, on a green-ground stepped pedestal base
17 cm. high
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For related Oriental figures see Exhibition catalogue, Aronson Dutch Delftware, Highlights from the Vanhyfte Collection, Amsterdam, 2003, p.29 ill.26 for a Guanyin dated 1739 and p.26 ill. 24 for Chinese dancers.
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