Lot 603. A biscuit figure of a court official, Qing dynasty, Kangxi (1662-1722). Height 23 cm. Estimate 2 117 € / 2 406 €. Lot sold 3 108 €. © Bukowskis
A seated biscuit figure of a court official with a tall green hat and holding a black tablet of rank. The back of the upper body has an aperture for the insertion of prayers and on the lower rear of the chair there is a sketched landscape – unusual as these figures were only normally intended to be viewed from the front. The robe is decorated overall with a brilliant green glaze embellished with chrysanthemum flower heads in yellow and aubergine. The figure also has a contrasting short elbow length cape in a vibrant dark green - embellished with what appears to be mythological figures. The base is decorated with green, yellow and aubergine trellis bands.