Blanc de Chine figure of Pintoulo seated on a rockwork base, the turned head with detailed beard and eyebrows, hands clasped beneath the robes, covered in a cream glaze.

3 3/8 inches, 8.6 cm high.

Late Ming dynasty, circa 1640.

Wood stand.


Overall excellent condition.

Provenance & Additional Information

  • From the collection of William and Jennifer Shaw.
  • Purchased at Sotheby’s Hong Kong in their auction of Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 16th/17th May 1989, lot 143.
  • Another is illustrated by Regina Krahl in Chinese Ceramics from The Meiyintang Collection, Volume Two, 1994, no. 1005, p. 303.
  • Published by Marchant in their exhibition, Blanc de Chine, 2014, no. 30, p. 58.