London, South Kensington
13 November 2015
AN ENAMELLED PORCELAIN BUST OF A GIRL
ZENG LONGSHENG (1900-1964)
The girl is modelled smiling with her hair in two plaits, wearing a white shirt with incised striped decoration underneath a green shawl. There is an impressed Zeng Longsheng zao seal mark to the interior.
7 1/8 in. (18 cm.) high
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