Chinese turquoise glazed biscuit porcelain joss-stick holder in the form of the He He Erxian, both seated and smiling with their arms around each other, one holding a box, the other a floral branch and exposing their corpulent bellies protruding from their robes, above a singular circular joss-stick holder, with unglazed base.
2 ½ inches, 6.4 cm high.
Provenance & Additional Information
- From an important French private collection formed between 1924 and 1941.
- Purchased from Pierre Saqué, 3rd April 1929.
- A similar group described as the twin immortals of union and harmony are illustrated by John Ayers in The Chinese Porcelain Collection of Marie Vergottis, no 163, p. 149.
Base chip restored.