TWO RARE CHINESE EXPORT FIGURES OF EUROPEAN GENTLEMEN, QING DYNASTY, KANGXI PERIOD, 1700-15
each decorated in famille-verte enamels on biscuit and modeled standing on a flat base supported by rockwork, the tightly curled wigs falling down the shoulders and each holding a tricorn hat, one figure with a pale green coat painted with cloud scrolls and wearing a yellow waistband, and the other with an iron-red coat decorated with floral motifs
height of taller 9 1/4 in.; 23.5 cm
Espirito Santo Collection, Lisbon
Christie's Geneva, November 14, 1975, lots 100 (green coat) and 101 (red coat)
Michel Beurdeley, Porcelain of the East India Companies, London, 1962, pl. IV.