Lot 321
  • 321

AN EXTREMELY RARE AND IMPORTANT PAIR OF LARGE CHINESE EXPORT FIGURES OF A JEWISH MAN AND LADY, QING DYNASTY, QIANLONG PERIOD, 1735-45

Estimate
100,000 - 150,000 USD
Sold
300,000 USD
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Description

each figure delicately modeled and decorated in rich and bright enamels, the man with left arm raised and outstretched, the face with a curling mustache and a long forked beard, the hair draped on the back over the light-turquoise ruff and all surmounted by a black broad-rimmed barrette, the body with an ankle-length aubergine overcoat decorated with floral roundels en grisaille with bright yellow lining, over a long blue robe painted en grisaille with mons and tied at the waist with an iron-red belt with a patterned sash, possibly a tallit, hanging on right side, the feet with short black boots; the lady with arms lowered on both sides, the freckled face with red lips slightly curving upwards forming a smile, the head with a distinctive light-turquoise cone-shaped winged bonnet with a large pleated ruff around the neck, all above a flowing blue cape with pink lining decorated with scrolling clouds, underneath it yellow and green bodice, with long full turquoise sleeves and apron all above a pink skirt with the pointed shoes peeking out from underneath
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