Chinese seated biscuit figure of a court official, Kangxi (1662-1722), holding a black tablet of rank and seated on a high-backed chair, wearing a tall green hat and a robe decorated overall with a brilliant green glaze embellished with chrysanthemum flower heads in yellow and aubergine, the reverse with a sketched landscape and an aperture for the insertion of prayers.
Height: 22.8cm. (9in.)
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.