Lot 236. A rare blanc-de-chine group of a seated scholar and lady, 18th century; 17cm (6 3/4in) high. Estimate £ 5,000 - 8,000 (€ 5,700 - 9,100). Unsold. © Bonhams 2001-2018
Elegantly modelled with a lady playing the qin for her male companion, the lady sitting cross-legged exposing slightly her bound left foot, clad in heavy robes cascading to the floor, her coiffured hair meticulously incised, both seated at a square table with an incense burner, vase, and bowl of peaches on top, all covered in an ivory-white glaze.
Provenance: Chait Galleries, New York (label)
Vanderven & Vanderven Oriental Art, s-Hertogenbosch (label)