Chinese seated biscuit figure of a court official, Kangxi (1662-1722), with a tall green hat, holding a black tablet of rank, seated on a high back chair, the back of the chair has an aperture for the insertion of prayers, his robe decorated overall with a brilliant green glaze embellished with chrysanthemum flower heads in yellow and aubergine, the reverse with a sketched landscape.
Height: 9in. (22.8cm.),
Small chip to headdress and restoration to facial hair.
Previously, purchased from Ralph Chait Gallery in 1988; also with an old inventory number ‘548581’ etched in black ink to the rim of the base.