Compare a similar figure of this type, with a different hair arrangement, in the T.T. Tsui Collection, illustrated in Splendour of Ancient Chinese Art. Selections from the Collections of T.T. Tsui Galleries of Chinese Art Worldwide
, Hong Kong, 1996, pl. 17. Further examples in the Eumorfopoulos Collection are illustrated in R.L. Hobson, The George Eumorfopoulos Collection. Catalogue of the Chinese, Corean and Persian Pottery and Porcelain
, London, 1925, pl. XXVIII, nos 181-182.
The dating of this lot is consistent with the result of a thermoluminescence test, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, no. 01703.