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Two Rare Chinese Export Famille-rose Figures of Ladies, Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Period, circa 1740 | 清乾隆 約1740年 粉彩仕女擺件一對

Estimate:

3,000 to - 5,000 USD

Property of a Private New York Collector

Two Rare Chinese Export Famille-rose Figures of Ladies, Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Period, circa 1740 | 清乾隆 約1740年 粉彩仕女擺件一對

Two Rare Chinese Export Famille-rose Figures of Ladies, Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Period, circa 1740 | 清乾隆 約1740年 粉彩仕女擺件一對

Estimate:

3,000 to - 5,000 USD

Lot sold:

1,890

USD

Property of a Private New York Collector

Two Rare Chinese Export Famille-rose Figures of Ladies 

Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Period, circa 1740

清乾隆 約1740年 粉彩仕女擺件一對


each modeled seated with left leg outstretched, the hair secured by a blue cloth, the arm supporting an infant wearing an iron-red and gilt dudou grasping a ruyi and a fruit 

height 7 1/4 in.; 18.4 cm

Both figures with restorations to the hands and feet, with associated overpaint scattered throughout the front of the body. The restoration has discolored due to age and is visible in the illustration. The other figure with a chip to one corner of the head band, and the face with several glaze lines resulting from firing. The child on the same figure with its right forearm is a later replacement.


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Sotheby's Monaco, June 19th, 1988, lot 1692
Compare a pair of examples similarly modeled but with the ladies holding small spaniels in their hands and seated on a rockwork base adjacent to a phoenix, in the collection of the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, and illustrated in William R. Sargent, The Copeland Collection: Chinese and Japanese Ceramic Figures, Salem, 1991, cat. no. 57. Another pair, formerly in the James E. Sowell Collection, is illustrated in Michael Cohen and William Motley, Mandarin and Menagerie: Chinese and Japanese Export Ceramic Figures, Reigate, 2008, cat. no. 5.2.