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Pair of Chinese export porcelain “smiling twins” with a little boy clinging to the leg, Kangxi.

Stock Number: 4287

Pair of large Chinese export porcelain “smiling twins” or the “Hehe Erxian” from the Chinese mythology standing on a square base holding a vase with a little boy clinging to the leg, the vest with the Chinese character 壽 (pinyin: shòu) word/character for "longevity", decorated in translucent enamels from the famille verte (wucai) palette, mid-17th century, early Kangxi reign, Qing dynasty, h. 34 cm, 13 ½ in. 7.12316abc+7.13326ab

Illustrated: Tang to Qing Ceramics, by A. Varela Santos, 2017/2018 catalogue, cat. 29.


Seventeenth Century Chinese Porcelain from the Butler Family Collection, by M. Butler, M. Medley, S. Little, 1990, for an earlier one with 27 cm;

The Choice of the Private Trader, by D.S. Howard, Minneapolis 1994, for an identical pair from the Hodroff Collection, USA, p. 248, cat. 293.


圖示: 《唐代至清代陶瓷》阿.瓦瑞拉.桑托斯, 2017/2018圖錄,編號,第29頁。


•《巴特勒家族收藏十七世紀中國青花瓷》,作者M. Butler, M. Medley, S. Little,1990年出版,內有一 直徑27釐米,較早期瓷盤;

•《私人貿易選擇》,作者D.S. Howard,1994年明尼阿波利斯出版,參見第248頁,編號293, 出自美國 Hodroff 收藏的相同瓷盤一對。