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Chinese porcelain figure of a standing man decorated in underglaze cobalt blue (qinghua), Qianlong reign.

Stock Number: 3789

Chinese export porcelain figure of a standing man decorated in underglaze cobalt blue (qinghua), c. 1740, Qianlong reign, Qing dynasty, h. 18,5 cm, 7¼ in. 7.7136


• The Nanking Cargo, sold at Christie’s Amsterdam in 1986, lots 5743 to 5746, for similar figures;

• The Geldermalsen [sunk in 1752], History and Porcelain, by C. Jörg, Groningen 1986, pp. 100/101 for similar figures;

Oriental Ceramics at the Cape of Good Hope, 1652-1795, by C.S. Woodward, Cape Town 1974, p. 47, cat. 71 for a similar figure recovered from the wreck of Middelburg sunk in 1780;

• The Hatcher Porcelain Cargoes, The Complete Record (1643/46-1752), by C. Sheaf and R. Kilburn, Oxford 1988, p. 157, fig. 206 for a a group of similar figures from the 1752 wreck;

Chinese and Japanese Works of Art in the Collection of Her Majesty the Queen, by J. Ayers, 2016 London, vol. 1, pp. 90/91 for a standing lady 17,9 cm high, two standing women with infants 15,3 cm high, and two seated women holding infants 14 cm high dated first half of the 18th century;

The Cà Mao Shipwreck [c. 1725] Porcelain from the Collection of Dr Zelnik, cover with a pair of standing figures: she holding a fan and decorated in under-glaze cobalt blue and he decorated in under-glaze pale green.



• 南京號瓷器,1986年佳士得阿姆斯特丹,參見拍品號5743至5746近器;

•《海爾德馬爾森號(1752年沉沒),歷史及瓷器》,作者C. Jörg,1986年格羅寧根出版, 參見100/101頁近器;

•《1652-1795,好望角的東方陶瓷》,作者C.S. Woodward,1974年開普敦出版,參見第47頁編號71,1780年米德爾堡市打撈的相似塑像一件;

•《Hatcher號瓷器全錄(1643/46-1752年)》,作者C. Sheaf及R. Kilburn,1988年牛津出版, 參見第157頁圖206一組與1752年打撈的相似塑像;

•《英女王藏中日藝術品》,作者J. Ayers,2016年倫敦出版,見卷一,90-91頁一件高17.9釐米 的仕女立像,兩件高15.3釐米的抱孩婦女立像,和兩件高14釐米的抱孩婦女坐像,以上塑像皆作於十八世紀上半葉;

• 參見《Zelnik博士的金瓯海難[約1725年]瓷器收藏》,一對站立人物塑像:青花仕女執扇,淺綠釉下彩男士。