16 September 2015
A PAIR OF LARGE EXPORT FAMILLE ROSE BOYS
The laughing boys are modeled in mirror image, standing on colorfully enameled pierced bases. Each boy wears a gilt necklace and belt over his floral vest and holds a vase to serve as a candleholder. Their hair is tied up in pigtails with iron-red ribbons.
15 in. (38.2 cm.) high
With Cohen & Cohen, London.
The James E. Sowell Collection, Dallas, Texas.
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Michael Cohen and William Motley, Mandarin and Menagerie: Chinese and Japanese Export Ceramic Figures, Reigate, 2008, pp. 92-93.
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