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A Hong merchant dressed as a mandarin figure

Various materials
Canton, circa 1800-1810
Height : 56 cm / Width : 29 cm / Depth: 22 cm
French private Collection

The figure seated on a Chinese style armchair, the different parts of the body articulated. The head and hands made of painted clay and carefully detailed. His eyes and eyebrows delicately painted, his hair in a long braid. The body made of wood and bamboo, dressed in a replica of a mandarin costume in painted silk, the head wearing the hat of civil officials. A collection number on the base of the armchair.

CROSSMAN Carl L. The decorative arts of the China trade. P. 319-321.
CONNER Patrick. The China trade. Fig. 63, p. 84 et p. 54-56.