Laughing Boys

Object nr. 400 China, Kangxi period (1662-1722) Height: 23.4 cm

Provenance:
- Compagnie de la Chine et des Indes Paris, inv. 21015
- Mr Henri Hoppenot, 1970
- With John Partridge, Bond Street, London 1933

Depicted in: A Collection of Old Chinese Porcelain, Partridge & Sons ltd, 1933 no. 53

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A charming group of smiling Fu Xing - the Daoist god of happiness – with a laughing small boy riding piggy-back. The man wears a white robe decorated with flowers in famille verte enamels, with a green under-robe. The mandarin square on his chest depicts a crane amongst clouds. The boy wears yellow robes, with a floral pattern. Both are bald accept for a black top-knot. It is depicted in: A Collection of Old Chinese Porcelain, Partridge & Sons ltd, 1933 no. 53 (see below)

A Collection of Old Chinese Porcelain, Partridge & Sons ltd, 1933 no. 53

Floris van der Ven

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