A fine and rare pair of famille rose 'nodding head' ladies Yongzheng/early Qianlong

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Lot 65
A fine and rare pair of famille rose 'nodding head' ladies
Yongzheng/early Qianlong

Sold for £ 48,000 (US$ 61,829) inc. premium
A fine and rare pair of famille rose 'nodding head' ladies
Yongzheng/early Qianlong
Boldly modelled in mirror image as standing elegant maidens, wearing long flowing turquoise-blue robes enriched with clouds and shaped medallions enclosing pine, bamboo and willow trees, above rouge-de-fer skirts with black and gilt wave hems, holding a lingzhi branch to their respective left and right shoulder, the faces rendered with a serene expression and wearing cushion-shaped head-dresses adorned with two moulded writhing chilong (restoration to back of one figure, repainting in small areas on both).
41cm (16in) high. ((4).).

Footnotes

  • Figures of Chinese women holding vases and other attributes which often function as candleholders were quite popular and they can be found in a variety of poses, sizes and with or without bases. For closely related examples see W.R. Sargent, The Copeland Collection, Salem, Mass., 1991, p.133, pl.61 and D.S. Howard and J.Ayers, China for The West, London and New York, 1978, p.614, plts. 643 and 644.
A fine and rare pair of famille rose 'nodding head' ladies Yongzheng/early Qianlong
A fine and rare pair of famille rose 'nodding head' ladies Yongzheng/early Qianlong
A fine and rare pair of famille rose 'nodding head' ladies Yongzheng/early Qianlong
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