30 March 2005
A FAMILLE VERTE FIGURE OF A BOY SEATED ON A QILIN
YONGZHENG/QIANLONG PERIOD (1723-1796)
The boy shown with a ruyi sceptre in his left hand and dressed in robes decorated with blossoms, cloud designs and cranes in flight, the qilin standing foursquare, with mouth agape, its body covered in scales
9 in. (22.8 cm.) high
Samuel C. Davis Collection, St. Louis.
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For a pair of similar figures see E. Gorer and J.F. Blacker, Chinese Porcelain and Hard Stones, vol. I, London, 1911, pl. 95.
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