A RARE CHINESE EXPORT GROUP OF A EUROPEAN COUPLE, QING DYNASTY, QIANLONG PERIOD, CIRCA 1790
the lady wearing a flowered pink skirt with a lime-green blouse, her head covered with an iron-red veil decorated with flowers, her right hand holding a handkerchief, and her left hand outstretched holding the hand of her companion, the man modeled with a flowing blue robe painted with floral motifs and wearing a black circular hat, both figures standing on a rectangular pierced base
height 9 7/8 in.; 25.1 cm
Espirito Santo Collection, Lisbon
Michel Beurdeley, Porcelain of the East India Companies, London, 1962, col. pl. V.