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A Rare Pair of Chinese Export 'Nodding Head' Figures, Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Period | 清乾隆 粉彩點頭式人物立像一對

Estimate:

20,000

to
- 30,000 USD

Property of an Important Midwestern Collection

A Rare Pair of Chinese Export 'Nodding Head' Figures, Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Period | 清乾隆 粉彩點頭式人物立像一對

A Rare Pair of Chinese Export 'Nodding Head' Figures, Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Period | 清乾隆 粉彩點頭式人物立像一對

Estimate:

20,000

to
- 30,000 USD

Property of an Important Midwestern Collection

A Rare Pair of Chinese Export 'Nodding Head' Figures

Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Period

清乾隆 粉彩點頭式人物立像一對


each modeled with the hair braided and wrapped around the removable head and set with a counterweight, the face with a gentle smiling expression, with the right arm and hand raised, the outer robe enameled black and decorated with gilt dragon roundels, all above a longer yellow robe painted with turquoise clouds, the edges heightened with sepia and gilt waves

height overall 15 3/8 in.; 39.1 cm

Both figures with restoration to the hands, and both with overpaint to the collar area of both, possibly concealing chips and frits. One figure with right foot off and restuck, and with a small chip to the bottom of the robe on the right. One head with overspray covering the top half of the head, and both with restoration to hair. Overall with minor wear to the surface including flaking of enamels, and overall with minor firing imperfections. One head overall with fine minor crazing, giving a slightly different appearance on the surface.


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Santos, London
A nearly identical figure, formerly in the collection of Mr. Basil and the Hon. Mrs. Ionides, is illustrated in Margaret Jourdain and R. Soame Jenyns, Chinese Export Art in hte Eighteenth Century, London, 1950, cat. no. 72. This example, along with its mate, sold in our London rooms, February 18th, 1964, lot 325. A single example with an associated head, also from the Ionides collection, sold in our London rooms, July 2nd 1963, lot 148. Compare four 'nodding head' figures of similar size and enameling, two men and two ladies, illustrated in Maria Antónia Pinto de Matos, The RA Collection of Chinese Ceramics, vol. IV, London, 2019, cat. no. 189.