Chinese famille verte biscuit porcelain group of the laughing twins, He He Erxian, one holding a flywhisk, the other a lotus leaf branch, both standing on an aubergine-glazed pierced rockwork base sprayed with yellow-glazed cash, one wearing a green jacket, the other a yellow jacket, their faces, heads and body with a clear glaze, the flat base unglazed.
5 ⅝ inches, 14.3 cm high.
Provenance & Additional Information
- From an important French private collection formed between 1924 and 1941.
- Purchased from Chez L. Raufast, 18 Rue la Boëtie, Paris, 10th November 1924.
- A similar example is illustrated by William R. Sargent in The Copeland Collection, The Peabody Museum of Salem, no. 25, pp. 70/1, where the author notes “the Twin Genii of Harmony and Mirth, personifying the spirit of accord, who bestow blessings on marriages”.
All hands have some restoration, toe tip with chips and leaf chip restored.