15 September 2016
A FAMILLE VERTE BISCUIT FIGURE OF A DAOIST IMMORTAL
KANGXI PERIOD (1662-1722)
The immortal is shown seated holding a ruyi scepter, and wearing a yellow-glazed robe decorated with scrolling clouds and five-clawed dragons chasing flaming pearls, worn over a green-glazed robe decorated with cranes and peaches. Together with a famille verte biscuit-glazed model of a throne, Kangxi period (1662-1722), raised on a hexagonal pedestal decorated on the front with diaper pattern and on the back with a qilin in a garden.
Figure 15 ½ in. (39.3 cm.) high, stand 10 3/8 in. (26.2 cm.) wide
John D. Rockefeller Jr. (1874-1960) Collection.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, accessioned in 1960.
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