A polychrome nodding-head court lady candle holder Qianlong
Lot 123
A polychrome nodding-head court lady candle holder
Qianlong
Sold for £2,750 (US$ 4,622) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A polychrome nodding-head court lady candle holder
Qianlong
The figure wearing a colourful gilt-decorated Manchu robe and skirt, the hair scraped back into a high chignon, holding a blue and white octagonal baluster vase, standing on a square sectional base.
29.8cm (11 3/4in) high

Footnotes

  • The present lot still retains its detachable weighted porcelain head which allows the lady to elegantly nod when touched. David S. Howard notes in Choice of the Private Trader (Zwemmer 1994) that these types of figures were probably copied from a German chinoiserie model and display the European ideal of a Chinese lady.
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