Chinese head

Mongolian princess

English (London)
about 1750
Made at Bow Manufactory (England)


Dimensions

Overall: 27.8 x 14.3 x 16.5 cm (10 15/16 x 5 5/8 x 6 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1988.631

Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain with colored enamel and gilded decoration

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

Bust stands on a molded socle with a shaped base with applied and gilded beads. She wears a beaded cap with pin and yellow plume. Her hair forms a topknot in back with two long braids over her left shoulder. Wears a double row of pale blue beads. Ermine-lined pink jacket is open at the neck to reveal a pale yellow blouse with gold buttons. The back of the figure is open. Pair with 1988.630.

Inscription

Katz collection label, "B-90"

Provenance

James A. Lewis, New York (dealer). By 1988, Mr. and Mrs. Sigmund Katz; 1988, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Sigmund Katz. (Accession date: November 30, 1988)

Credit Line

Jessie and Sigmund Katz Collection