Chinese famille verte, sancai, biscuit porcelain joss-stick holder, modelled as the laughing twins, He He Erxian, one standing wearing a green glazed robe holding a lotus flower left in the biscuit, the other kneeling and wearing aubergine robes holding a box, the cover left in the biscuit, all on an hexagonal raised rectangular base moulded on the front with a relief lotus flower on a cash ground between two moulded Chinese characters in relief in yellow glaze, He and He, the base unglazed.
3 ¾ inches, 9.5 cm high.
Provenance & Additional Information
- From an important French private collection formed between 1924 and 1941.
- Purchased from either Cie Tonying, Paris, 17th October 1928 or Pierre Saqué, 3rd April 1929.
Two leaf tips restored, base flaw and flake re-touched.