Pair of Chinese porcelain famille verte seated foreign figures of dark complexion, squatting on high rectangular plinths, holding quatrefoil oval trays modelled as candelabras above their heads, their robes decorated with floral lotus design, the plinth edges mounted in metal.

30.8 cm high.

Kangxi, c.1700.


Repair to one tray, frits.

Provenance & Additional Information

  • A similar pair, in The Royal Collection Trust, Buckingham Palace, are published by John Ayers in Chinese and Japanese Works of Art in the Collection of Her Majesty The Queen, Vol 1, 2016, p. 258-259.